the north face ladies jackets How To Make Dried Apple Face Dolls
Dried apple face dolls make a really cute decoration for fall. They are a great family crafts project. Dried apple face dolls are a great way to use a surplus of apples or get rid of the ones that are on the verge of going bad. These make really cute old world type dolls. The best part is you won’t need any expensive doll making supplies to make your doll. This will quickly become a family of collectable dolls.
Things You Will Need
Spray varnish Straight pins Small beads Glass bottleUse your craft knife to etch out a mouth. The mouth can be a thick line straight across, upturned, down turned, a thick zig zag line or an “O” shape. Use your imagination for the mouth shape.
Make small shallow holes for the eyes. The eyes can be small circles,
ovals or slits.
Take a glass bead in the color of your choice, place the bead on the end of a straight pin and one into each eye hole.
On each side of the face, carve small or large “C” shapes for the ears. Scrape out some of the apple on the curve of the “C”.
Drying the Apple
Place the apple on a sheet of wax paper and keep it in a warm dry place. It will take 2 to 3 weeks for the apple head to dry. The apple heads can be placed in an oven on its lowest temperature setting to speed the drying process. Be sure to keep an eye on the apple if it’s in the oven to make sure it doesn’t burn, A convection oven it best for this. Your apple will wrinkle as it dries to give the appearance of an old wrinkly face.
Finishing the Doll Head
After your apple heads have dried,
spray them on all sides with spray varnish. Allow the varnish to dry completely.