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Halloween Shrunken Apple heads

Once these apples have dried they shrivel up making scary Halloween shrunken heads.

by Craftbits (Shellie Wilson)

What you need

Apples
1/2 cup Lemon Juice
Peeler
3 tbs of Salt

Instructions

This project can be used as a hangup up or add them to a stake in the ground. Add them to a bowl full of chips for a scary surprise.

Start by peeling the apples and then coating them in the lemon juice and salt mixture. This helps reduce the browning of the apple.

Using a knife carve out a face with eyes and nose. Keep it simple, a hole for the eyes and triangle for the nose cause as it shrinks you will loose detail.

You can stick on wobbly eyes, use doll eyes or just use a peppercorn. Add some teeth with some wheat or rice grains.

Place them outside in a warm area but not in direct light for around 2 weeks.

To speed up the process dry them out in the oven on a low setting for around 30 minutes then move them outside for 24 hours.

You can even add hair to these by gluing on some craft hair or use some garden moss or dryer lint.

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