This Halloween season, scare away food waste and give trick or treaters a fright with this creeptastic craft idea: shrunken heads made from old, dried apples.
This concept dates back centuries---but instead of apple heads, it was apple dolls. The Seneca Indians were said to be the first to make dolls out of apples. Years later, the craft was adopted by Appalachian mountaineers, who still continue the tradition of producing these handmade toys for the area’s cottage industry.
Today, this sinister apple craft has turned into a frightfully fun Halloween activity the whole family can enjoy. You can decorate them with cloth, paint them, hang them from a string in front of your door or skewer them onto sticks and arrange them into a bouquet.
Making your own shrunken apple heads is as easy as can be and uses very few supplies. Keep in mind, this DIY decor takes 2-4 weeks to complete since the apples need time to dehydrate.
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