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How do you preserve apple head dolls?

How do you preserve apple head dolls?

Brush the inside of the apple with lemon concentrate and salt. Preheat your oven at its lowest temperature setting. Place the apple heads on an oven-safe plate, put it in the oven and leave the doll heads for three to four days, then remove from the oven.

How long do dried apple dolls last?

Next the apple is pierced to the core with a wire and left to dry for up to 30 days. It can be immersed in lemon juice for a day to prevent its turning black. However, the apple will naturally darken in colour during the drying process, and will shrink to about a third its original size.

How long do shrunken apple heads last?

No, the lemon juice and salt mixture preserves the apples and prevents them from going bad. A well-made shrunken apple head can last several months… or even years!

How do you make a applehead?


  1. Peel the apple with the potato peeler.
  2. After you peel it, take the spoon and press two places for the eyes with the bowl of the spoon turned upside down.
  3. Double the wire and force the ends through the doll’s head all the way through the core.

How do you shrink apples?

Combine lemon juice and salt in bowl. Soak the apple for 30 seconds. Pat dry. Set the apple in a warm, dry spot; after several days, the apple will shrink, and the features will distort.

Why do tribes shrink heads?

Originally, shrinking heads had a religious significance for the tribes in the northwestern region of the Amazon rainforest. Shrinking the head of an enemy was believed to tackle the spirit of that enemy. Shrinking heads was said to prevent the soul from avenging his death.

How do you make shrunken apple heads in the oven?

Soak the heads for 15-20 minutes. Space the heads on a wire rack placed on a baking sheet and place on the center rack of an oven set to 160 degrees. Shrink time may be up to 24 hours, but will vary depending on the size of the apple and design.

What is apple head Chihuahua?

An Apple Head Chihuahua is an ancient Mexican dog breed. It is also the world’s smallest canine at only 6 pounds in adulthood. This loyal and loving little Chihuahua gets its name from its apple-shaped skull dome featuring a 90-degree angle from the muzzle to its forehead.