DRIED APPLE HEADS

DRIED APPLE HEADS

Post by RNMOM50 » Mon, 11 Oct 1999 04:00:00



I am trying to find directions for making heads for folkart dolls from
dried apples.  The apple is carved then dried.  I've seen these before
but have no idea how to make them.
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DRIED APPLE HEADS

Post by Stephen and melissa jone » Mon, 11 Oct 1999 04:00:00


 I believe my Grandmother used Granny Smith apples, but you can experiment
to see what kind works best for you.
Peel the apple and push a wire all the way through from the bottom and make
a hook for***. If you set the apple on a surface, it will mold.mark
face into 3 sections: forehead, midface, chin. Look at a person's profile to
get a basic idea of *** structure. carve away from the nose area, dig
holes for eyes and place glass eyeballs or rhinestones in. The apple will
shrink to at least half it's size, so don't use overly large beads for
eyes.cut deep grooves from nostrils to outter corners of mouth so the face
will look like an older person.

 you can add ears if you want, or cut pieces from another apple for that an
pin in place. Cut hands from an second apple as well.

 Hang all to dry in a warm dry area. Coat with spray varnish when dry. Takes
several days.

 MelissaJ

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>I am trying to find directions for making heads for folkart dolls from
>dried apples.  The apple is carved then dried.  I've seen these before
>but have no idea how to make them.
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DRIED APPLE HEADS

Post by KnitnKit » Thu, 11 Nov 1999 04:00:00


We did this in Homemakers years ago, but did not use wire.  We poked a
chopstick through the bottom of the apple and stood the chopsticks up in a
vase.  Remember, do the eyes at least halfway down the apple for correct
positioning.   We used seed beads for eyes and the hole made a good pupil you
could color black after the drying.  Also for women, we never bothered with
ears as the hair covered that position.  If you are adding glasses, though,
maybe you would want to gouge them out of the sides of the apple, and stick a
little piece of funfoam or part of a q-stick behind them to keep them standing
out from the head.  Good luck.  Joy