Who wouldn’t want a shrunken head to decorate their bedroom, or hang on the door as a welcome to visitors, or maybe even decorate the dinner table? My boys saw this craft in The Encyclopedia of Immaturity and decided to give it a go. I’ve outlined the instruction so you can shrink heads too. Excited? I know you are!
Now, to do this craft one must ‘disguise’ oneself as a French artist,
a dodgy French artist,
or Abe Lincoln. Do not attempt this activity without the disguise. It will not work! Or so the boys told me…
First up, peel your apple and try to retain the stem. Then mix 1/2 a cup of lemon juice with 2 teaspoons of salt in a bowl.
Roll the apple around in the lemon juice mixture, and try not to look bored like Abe here.
Then cut a face in your apple.
Re-dip the apple in the mixture, and give it time to get a really good coating.
Here are the apples already cut and dipped, waiting patiently to go in the oven. How exciting!
Hang the apples on the top rack of the oven with string tied to the stem. Use a screw to attach the string to any apples that lost their stems. Turn the oven on to its lowest temperature and leave it on for a few minutes. Don’t forget to turn the oven off, or you might get baked apples! Leave the apples in overnight. No peeking!
Apples, “We are just hanging out!”
Now here is where we went wrong. Instead of taking the apples out the next day and hanging them somewhere to do their thing for about 10 days, we left them in the oven for a week. We totally forgot about them, oops. See how happy the boys are with their creations? Major fail! On second thoughts, don’t bother following my instructions. I suck at this!
I’ve only got one thing left to say.