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Easy Cinnamon Dough Magnets with Tacky Glue

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We’re big fans of cozy here at Aleene’s, no matter what season it is! While you might associate the warm, spicy fragrance of cinnamon dough with the holiday season, have you ever thought about using it for your crafts the rest of the year? It’s so versatile to create with, and adds that yummy, cinnamon scent to your crafts. In this tutorial, Handmade Charlotte will show you how to make cinnamon dough magnets with nontoxic Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue for a cozy way to display reminder notes, photos, your child’s art and more!

What you need:

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue – 4 tablespoons 

- Cinnamon – 1 cup

- Cloves – 1 tablespoon 

- Nutmeg – 1 tablespoon

- Applesauce – ¾ cup

- Water – 2 tablespoons

- Sealable plastic bag

- Rolling pin

- Measuring spoons

- Parchment paper

- Cookie cutters in desired shapes

- Baking sheet

Step 1

Add 4 Tbsp Tacky Glue to bag

To get started on your cinnamon dough, measure out and add 4 tablespoons of Tacky Glue to a plastic sealable bag.

Step 2

Add cinnamon to bag

Next add 1 cup of cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon each of cloves and nutmeg to the bag with the Tacky Glue.

Step 3

Add applesauce and water

Finally, add ¾ cup applesauce and 2 tablespoons of water to the rest of the ingredients in the bag.

Step 4

Knead bag until dough forms

Seal the bag and knead the ingredients around until they are completely combined and form a dough.

Step 5

Roll out dough

Place your cinnamon dough on a piece of parchment paper on a flat surface for rolling out the dough. Place another piece of parchment paper on top of the dough, and use your rolling pin to roll out the dough to ¼” thickness.

Step 6

Cut out shapes

Use your cookie cutters to punch out shapes from the dough.

Step 7

Bake or let air dry

Place the dough shapes on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in the oven for 45 minutes at 200 degrees. Or if you don’t feel like baking them, you can let them air dry completely for about 24 hours. 

Step 8

Glue magnets to the backs

Once your cinnamon dough shapes have completely dried, use the Tacky Glue to glue a magnet to the back side of each. Let dry completely.

Step 9

Cinnamon dough ornaments with Tacky Glue

Now it’s time to put your cinnamon dough magnets to good use! They’ll add a cozy scent to your kitchen, office space or where ever you decide to use them. Because Tacky Glue is nontoxic, this is also a great craft for kids! What else would you make with cinnamon dough? Tag us on social @aleenesdiy and share with us!