I have very very VERY fond memories of the fall season growing up. This is probably a huge contributor to it being ranked as my hands down favorite season. One of these memories is making “Shrunken Apple Heads”. While we were making our fall list this year I added “Shrunken Heads” and Jake was beyond curious and probably calculating jail time until I added “shrunken AAAAAPPLE heads”.
- Peel apples
- Carve faces in apples (we found even fine cuts make giant caverns)
- Dip in solution made of water, lemon juice and salt (eeeh, any amount of each will do I’m sure)
- Firmly plant sticks into the core
- Let sit in a warm dry place for a few weeks (still…no definitive number here, remember this is a project I’m leading?!)
I gotta admit it’s really really fun doing a new project with my husband, he’s so curious it’s adorable. I caught him pouring a glass of water just staring at these heads with pride and an interest in how they would look after shrinking.