The cinnamon stick star ornament not only looks great, but will fill your home with a wonderful aroma. For younger children, this project can be a team effort. Kids can carefully string the wire through the cinnamon sticks and bend to make the star and pentagon shape; adults can cut and twist the wire together.
Choose 10 cinnamon sticks of the same length and thickness. Thread a 40-inch long wire through each in a continuous line. Bend to form the outer 5 star points so that the last stick is joined to the first stick at an inner angle. Twist the wire.
Cut 5 shorter cinnamon sticks to fit the inner pentagon. Thread each stick into place twisting the wire around each intersection. Cut off excess wire and it's ready for your Christmas tree.
All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.