September 29, 2012

Preparing Acorns for Fall Arts and Crafts

 Preparing Acorns for Fall Arts and Crafts

Before we can use acorns in our art, they must be dried; and any little insects that live inside need to be eliminated. There are many methods for doing this.  The method below has been tested by me, and I know it works.

Procedure to Dry and Eliminate Insects: 

  • spread acorns outside to dry in the sun for several days

  • take caution the squirrels don't help themselves

  • bring acorns inside

  • preheat oven to 175 degrees

  • spread acorns and caps on a disposable aluminum cookie sheet

  • heat acorns for several hours in oven

  • stir every 30 minutes to avoid burning

  • cool and use

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