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Friday, October 8, 2010

Dried Apple Heads

Halloween is coming.  The kid likes to decorate for holidays.  The gaudier the better.  Add to that the fact that opening our fridge remains perilous.  You may be buried alive in an avalanche of apples.  

I decided that we could make dried apple heads.  If you want to make them for Halloween too, you need to start now.  It's okay.  You can do this.  It only takes about 30 min. 

You need: apples, 3/4 cup lemon juice, 1 tsp salt, and a knife.  Whole cloves and long grain rice are optional. 

Peel the apples.  Dip then in the salt-lemon juice solution.  Use the knife to carve out some facial features.  Press in the cloves for eyes and rice for teeth.   Leave them in a warm, dry place with good ventilation for a week or two. 

That's it!  If you don't believe me, Google it.  You can read a dozen tutorials, but it really is not that complicated. 

I'll show you how they turn out in a week or so.


  1. Such a great idea!! Can't wait to see how they look when they are dried! Such a fun project for the kids! I will keep this in mind for future classroom ideas.

  2. What a great idea. Im fresh out of apples but there's a lonely grapefruit in the fridge...