Thursday, October 13, 2011

Shrunken Heads

This craft ought to get the kids screaming..."EWWWW!" When you get some time check out this website for some neat craft ideas that I haven't seen before

  • Apples
  • Whole Cloves
  • A few grains of rice
  • 1/2 C lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. salt
Peel a large apple and coat with mixture of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of salt to prevent browning. With a potato peeler or small knife carve out eye sockets, a nose, mouth and ears. Don't worry about carving small details as they will be lost when the apple dries. Go for the big features and nature will take care of the rest.
Use whole cloves for eyes and raw rice grains for teeth (the faces also come out looking great without these extra props, just carve and let dry if you want to keep it simple).

Sit apples on a wire rack in a warm, dry place for about 2 weeks. Shape the faces as they shrink and harden. You can speed the drying process a little by drying in an oven set at the lowest temperature. However, the process will still take several days.

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1 comment:

  1. Love this craft! I can't wait to try this with my daughter : )