I did a bit of research and tracked down a crazy easy recipe for making ornaments (3/4 cup applesauce + 1 1/4 cup cinnamon...and maybe a bit more applesauce to get it to the right texture). It was so easy even the boys were able to help with the measuring, pouring, and mixing. Even though we did end up with a pile of cinnamon on the counter after Levi missed the bowl. As I cleaned it up, I tried to keep telling myself it was just those future memories I was after!
Once the dough was all ready, the boys had an even better time using their cookie cutters to cut out their shapes.
We popped them in the oven at 200 for 2 1/2 hours. They made the whole house smell amazing.
And when we were done, I allowed the boys to jazz them up a bit with some paint (they take painting very seriously these days!).
And when they were all dry, we hung them on the tree in all their red, green, and cinnamon goodness:)