Monday, December 14, 2009

Left the Applesauce at home today. . .Try again Tomorrow for Great Smellin' Ornaments! (after Reading)

Welllll, the "making apple cinnamon ornaments" was not accomplished today, but the students were great about it, and hopefully, it will be a success tomorrow.

I had opened the big jar of applesauce that I bought, so I put it in the 'frig. I had all of my other materials sacked up and got to school with them.

I told the students in the a.m. that we were going to make the ornaments after lunch.

I got all the materials out, had a student reading the directions, showed them the measuring cup, and then. . .I realized. . . I did not have the applesauce! I explained it to them, and told them we would have to wait til tomorrow. I quickly told them that their assignment for the moment was to plan what cookie cutter or self made pattern they are going to use for their ornament.
They were fine with that!!! They all got right to work on drawing out their plan!

Oh, the recipe that I found says
equal parts (start with 1/2 cup each) of cinnamon and store bought applesauce

I tried it tonight, and I don't have a dough consistency, yet. One recipe did say white glue is optional, but if it is optional, I'm not sure why to use it. There are some recipes that you can bake, but if this will work without baking, then that is what I need!
Some recipes say just to dry for 24 hours, some say 3 to 5 days!

The recipe says to knead with hands, then roll with a rolling pin, between 2 sheets of wax paper. Then cut with cookie cutters and make a hole with a straw or pencil. Then, let dry for at least 24 hours and harden.
Then put a ribbon through the hole for hanging.

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