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How to Dry Apple Slices for Crafts

Dry apples for that perfect project by following these steps.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Preheat oven Preheat your oven to 150 degrees while you mix the lemon juice and salt in a large bowl.
  • Step 2: Slice apples Peel, core, and slice the apples into ¼-inch pieces.
  • Step 3: Soak apples Soak the apple slices in the lemon juice mixture for 20 minutes.
  • Step 4: Remove apples Remove the apples and pat them dry with paper towels.
  • Step 5: Put on baking sheet Place the apples in a single layer on the baking sheet and bake them in the oven for 6 hours.
  • TIP: If the apples begin to curl, flip them over.
  • Step 6: Spray with acrylic Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the apples cool. Then remove them to a work surface and spray the apples with two coats of acrylic spray.
  • Step 7: Let dry Let the spray dry between coats. Then cut and shape the pieces and get to crafting.
  • FACT: Apple trees take four to five years to produce their first fruit.

You Will Need

  • 2 c. lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp. salt
  • Apples
  • Paper towels
  • Baking sheet
  • Matte or clear acrylic spray

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