Materials needed: Apple, lemon juice, salt, stick jar or string, long necked bottle, fabric, felt, cloves or black beads, rice or small pearls, sand.
Use any kind of apple. Leave the stem in place. Peel it carefully. Use a knife or spoon to carve the apple. Carve eye sockets, nose and mouth. As the apple dries it will shrink and the facial features will look different. If you want wrinkles in the forehead put a few cuts up there. After carving, paint the head with a mixture of lemon juice and salt to bleach the skin color. For drying either attach a string to the stem and hang, or put a stick in the bottom of the apple and place in an open jar. Allow to dry in a warm place for a few weeks. When the head is dry add cloves or black beads into the eye sockets. If you want teeth, glue little pearls or pieces of rice into the mouth area. Add color to the face with makeup, or light watercolors. Glue the head onto the bottle. A small dish soap bottle filled with sand works good. Cover the bottle with fabric and add arms and hands if desired.