Make Applehead Dolls

Making ppplehead dolls is an old down-home craft that's fun and potentially profitable too.



064-040-01
For the apple in the applehead doll, the first cut is the cruelest. 
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
064 apple head dolls - three panels
LEFT: Peel a large apple and carve out miniature facial features. Don't whittle too deeply or too shallowly. And add a few "laugh lines." CENTER: Soak the carved applehead in lemon juice for about one minute. RIGHT: Sprinkle the little face with non-iodized salt. The salt and citric juice will preserve the fruit.
ROBERT DOWNES
064 apple head dolls - finished dolls
Assembled, coiffured, and dressed, these appleheads—crafted at home with 50 cents worth of supplies—rival any $20 dolls sold at gift shops.  
ROBERT DOWNES
064 apple head dolls - heads drying
LEFT: String up your "appleheads" on wire and hang them in a north-facing window for a two- to four-week drying spell. RIGHT: Twist a light gauge, doubled coat hanger into a stick figure, and wrap the form in rags to put some "meat" on your applehead doll's bones.
ROBERT DOWNES











Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” Every issue is an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering ideas from fighting rising energy costs and protecting the environment to avoiding unnecessary spending on processed food. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries.

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet’s natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.