- Fill a bowl of acorns with water then rinse them one by one and scrub with a nylon scrubber or toothbrush (if needed). Examine each and toss those that have small holes drilled through the shell (indicates the presence of insects).
- Pat each dry then arrange on a foil lined baking sheet. Let them dry for about an hour then preheat the oven to 350°F.
- When the oven is ready, place the baking sheet on the middle rack. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, stir with a wooden spoon and bake for another 10 minutes.
- After 20 minutes remove from the oven and allow to completely cool before using in crafts.
How To Dry And Clean Acorns For Crafting
Just as with pine cones, acorns need to be washed and debugged before using in crafts. The process is simple: