Christmas Craft 2015 – Cinnamon Ornaments

When I was hired the programs for the next few months were already booked and one of them was the Kids Christmas Craft. I had a few cute christmas cookie cutters at home so I thought it would be nice to decorate some cinnamon ornaments.

cinnamon-ornaments

They are pretty tough so if you are gentle with them they last a while and they do actually smell really good. I used the McCormick recipe which can be found here. I think I made snowflake, gingerbread men, and candy cane shapes. I had the ornaments prepped and ready for decorating by cutting, and baking them before the program. For decorating supplies I put out some glue, glitter, puffy paint, buttons, pipe cleaner, etc. The most popular shape was the snowflake.

Attendance: I think it was around 40

Christmas Cookie Decorating 2015

I suppose you could say I am a little obsessed with christmas. I love the christmas specials, shopping, hot chocolate, and especially cookie decorating. I talked my boss into adding a cookie decorating program in December despite knowing the turnout might not be so high due to lack of advertisement.

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I made the cookies at home. I think I used the star, tree, and candy cane cutters but I am not sure. I also made and colored some frosting with jello (it separated funny, I don’t recommend it). I gave all of the participants a plate with cookies, a knife and had sprinkles out on the table. I had the frosting bags at a front table and just called the kids up to get specific colors like red, green, blue, etc. one color at a time. Quite a few of the kids ate their cookies as soon as they decorated them. This program went pretty quickly and was probably closer to 40-45 minutes than a full hour which was fine.

Attendance: I think it was around 32