How To: Dry apple slices for crafts

Dry apple slices for crafts

Dry apples for that perfect project by following these steps.
Apple aren't just for eating. You can use sliced dried apples to add a little interest to your next craft project. Making the dried apple slices is half the fun and a great way to spend a lazy afternoon.
You Will Need

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

Step 1: Preheat oven

Preheat your oven to 150 degrees while you mix the lemon juice and salt in a large bowl.
How To Dry Apple Slices For Crafts: Slice apples
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.
How To Dry Apple Slices For Crafts: Remove apples
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.

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.

Apple trees take four to five years to produce their first fruit.

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