Witch Apple Dolls
When we were kids, we used to make these witch apple dolls with Mom.
Something reminded me of them recently, so I set out, with Mom’s help, to make them with the boys.
NOTE: including drying time, these dolls take about a month to make, so start at the beginning of October.
Peel an apple.
Place the apple on a stick.
As time passes, the apples will shrivel, dry, brown and attract a lot of fruit flies! But it will be worth it.
Making a Witch
We did not have a pattern, but made it up as we went along.
Using black construction paper, cut out a ring.
Cut a circle, and fold it into a cone shape. Glue or tape in place.
Place the cone through the ring. Fold up the bottom of the cone (after making little slits in it) and glue it to the underside of the ring.
Tada! You have a witch hat.
Cut a piece of black fabric into a rectangle.
Cut slits in the middle to pull over the head of the apple doll.
And there is your apple doll!
The hardest part is remembering to start drying your apple early enough!