Easy Cinnamon Salt Dough Recipe

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Oh my, if you haven’t given Cinnamon Salt Dough a go, you simply have to!! Cinammon Salt Dough is great for both DIY Cinnamon Salt Dough Ornaments and Cinnamon Playdough.

So if you want to get into the Christmas spirit, make some gorgeous handmade ornaments AND what a fantastic sensory craft for kids.. you have to try this easy Cinnmaon Salt Dough Recipe. It is quick and easy! And you can totally control the amount of cinnamon you add.

Learn how to make this great Cinnamon Dough Recipe
First shared in Nov 2019

Do check out our adorable KEEPSAKE Handprint Salt Dough Projects too! AND whilst I have your addention.. wouldn’t these be fabulous combined with DIY Dried Orange slices?! SO Christmassy!

Cinnamon Salt Dough Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups of plain/ all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • upto 1.5 cups of cinnamon
  • up to 2 cups of warm water*
  • varnish (optional)
  • oil (optional for PLAY DOUGH)**

*) please note the UP TO! It is an easy mistake to pour ALL your water in in one go and then you are left with a gloopy mess (which of course can be super fun to play with, but isn’t great for making cinnamon ornaments with!!). Depending on how much cinnamon you add, you will ned 3/4 cup to 2 cups of water. I think mine ended up with about 1.5cups of water!!

**) ALSO: should you choose to use this gorgeous Cinnamon Salt Dough recipe for some playdough fun, you may want to add a little oil to make it extra smooth and lovely to work with. I haven’t tried baking the cinnamon play dough, so only add oil, if you intend to only play with it.

Did you know you can also make a Microwave Salt Dough Recipe? So clever!

How to make cinnamon salt dough for Christmas Ornament making

Add your flour, salt and cinnamon into a mixing bowl. You can add anything between 1 table spoon of cinnamon to the full 1.5 cups of cinnamon and it is a question of preference – how strong you want your ornaments to smell and also how dark you want your ornaments to be!

We used 1.5 cups.

Mix it all up.

Pour in the warm water bit by bit.

As mentioned above – it is an easy mistake to pour ALL your water in in one go and then you are left with a gloopy mess (which of course can be super fun to play with, but isn’t great for making cinnamon ornaments with!!). Depending on how much cinnamon you add, you will ned 3/4 cup to 2 cups of water. I think mine ended up with about 1.5cups of water!!

Once you have a nice smooth dough, it is ready to roll and cut into Christmas Ornaments.

Making Cinnamon Salt Dough Ornaments

NOTE: when the Cinnamon Dough bakes in the oven, it will become lighter in colour. If you wish to have the darker cinnamon ornaments, you need to varnish your finished craft.

Learn how to make this great Cinnamon Salt Dough Recipe
Use cookie cutters to make your ornament shapes. But also for playdough sensory fun!

Roll the dough out and cut with your cookie cutter shapes.

Remember to “re-poke” the hole during the drying process as it may close up

Make a hole with a chopstick or straw.

Bake at 200F or 100C and keep turning.

Learn how to make this great Cinnamon Dough Recipe for Ornaments
The spots on the tree were cause by accidentally spraying water on our ornament afterwards. Ooops.

NOTE: the dough will become lighter as it bakes. This is the salt moving to the surface. You can “reverse” this by varnishing the finished salt dough items!

I hope you enjoyed this Cinnamon Dough Recipe! It smells absolutely gorgeous!

Here are some more great SALT DOUGH DIY ideas for you to browse and try out!

You can also watch our Cinnamon Dough Recipe video on YouTube

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