Dried bananas are super yummy and easy enough for kids to do! Package them up to turn them into sweet treats for friends.
Read on for a project that can:
- Keep your kids busy
- Use up those spotty bananas on the counter
- Become easy on-the-go snacks OR turn into memorable gifts or party favors.
Materials and tools:
-Small cellophane bags
-Adorable labels (Pictured is the Jules Veneer style in the color Harvest, in the 12 circle and 02 small rectangle shapes.)
- 6-12 ripe bananas
- 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Peel the bananas and set them aside.
- Press on the end of one banana to find the natural three-part long-way split that bananas tend to do. Split all of the bananas long ways in this manner. It's ok if you end up with shorter or longer sections of split bananas.
- Pour the lemon juice on a plate.
- Roll each section of banana in the lemon juice before placing it on a dehydrator tray. This step will keep them from turning brown in the drying process.
- Spread the bananas evenly on the dehydrator tray so that they are not touching each other.
- Dehydrate the bananas until they are still soft but not gooey inside when cooled.
To create memorable gifts or favors:
- Arrange the dried bananas vertically in a cellophane bag.
- Fold the top of the bag on itself neatly a few times and secure it to the back of the package with the small rectangular label. Hint: Choosing waterproof vinyl label stock will make the package resealable.
- Use the circle label on the front. Nourish feelings of accomplishment and generosity as you offer your gifts to friends and family.