Working on the Apples Badge? You can find the complete requirements for the Apple badge in the Discover
Agriculture section of our badge list on either the Frontier Girls or Quest Clubs websites.

Here are a few fun ways to learn about apples.

· Make candle holders out of apples. Cut a circle the diameter of a small tea light candle and about 1/2
deep out of the top of an apple. Place the candle in the apple and light. Use a variety of different
colored apple candle holders for a beautiful center piece this fall. (Do this only with older girls who
have had knife safety training.)

· Make apple stamp note cards by cutting an apple in half, dipping it in paint and stamping it on a folded
piece of cardstock. Add a short inspirational quote and tie a stack of cards and envelopes with raffia
ribbon for a nice gift.

· Make shrunken apple heads by peeling an apple, and carving a face into it. Make sure to make the
facial features large enough that they do not disappear when the apple dries. Soak the carved apple in
a solution of 1 cup lemon juice and 1 TBS salt for 30 seconds. Put your apple in a dry spot for several
days until the head is shriveled and shrunken. (This is a great project for older girls working on their
pocket knife badges as well.)

· Make apple cupcakes. Make cupcakes using any apple muffin recipe. Make sure to fill the cups almost
full so that your cupcake/muffin has a rounded top. Frost with cream cheese frosting tinted red or
green. Use a small pretzel stick for the stem and cut a green leaf out of a green fruit roll, and you have
cupcake apples.

· Have a baking party and make a variety of apple recipes. Examples might include apple muffins or
quick bread, hot apple cider, baked apples, or traditional Waldorf salad.

Apples, Apples, Apples!
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