Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – making apple head monsters for Halloween.
If you want to create this craft you will need to start really soon to make it in time for Halloween, as the apples take several weeks to dry.
Other than that, it’s a simple craft that doesn’t require any special skills or tools.
HOW TO MAKE AN APPLE HEAD MONSTER
- Wooden skewer
- Fabric – optional
- Wooden chopsticks – optional
Apple head when first carved.
- Peel the apple
- Stick a skewer into the bottom of the apple
- Use a knife to carve out simple facial features – eyes, nose, mouth.
- Place the apple head in a ventilated area and wait for it to dry – this will take several weeks.
As the apple head dries it will start to crinkle and darken and feel like leather. It took nearly three weeks to get to this stage, which is about how much time is left before Halloween.
Apple head is just starting to brown at the end of week two.
Once it is dry it is up to you how to decorate it.
I crossed two wooden chopsticks and attached them with a rubber band.
You can cross two wooden sticks to make a ‘body’.
If you choose to ‘dress’ your monster you can use any fabric but I opted for hessian as it was so effective with my Mandrake.
I just cut the hessian to size, poked a stick through the middle of it and then used staples to secure it before trimming it.
After nearly three weeks my apple head was dry enough to decorate.
When I placed it in a pot it reminded me of a baby version of my Mandrake.
It’s a really easy and fun craft to make and an effective Halloween decoration.
Why not make a whole family of them and add some rope for hair, or wire arms and legs that are bendable?
Apple monster snacks.
If your taste buds are aching for the crisp taste of apple as you are carving this, why not give them an extra treat with cute apple monster face snacks (pictured above). All you need are apple quarters, mini marshmallows, strawberry halves, and mini chocolate treats.
For more inspiration, check out my Halloween Pinterest board.
Happy crafting and have a gleeful week, Tamuria.