The Applehead Gang
Developing a "Gallery" of candidates (be they successful, just hopeful, from a specific election or a specific era), creates reason to learn more about some outstanding citizens. This unique technique for creating a "cast of characters" is sure to engage learners of all ages!
Here are directions for creating a gallery of your own. Let that creativity flow!
Creating Applehead Candidates
|medium - large sized apples||peel apples; using table knife, create shallow slit for eyes, mouth and nose||one day|
|legumes (black beans and black eyed peas work well), rice grains||After allowing the apple to sit overnight, use gentle pressure to "shape" face. Gently push rice into underside of "upper lip", and beans into eye socket.||one day|
|sticks (popsicle, candy making, craft); empty bottle to hold applehead as it dries||Check placement and security of "eyes" and "teeth"; continue to shape facial contours. Insert stick into bottom of apple and "stand" apple in bottle to dry||
|Check apple daily and turn frequently to avoid spoilage; continue to "shape" features as apple dries. When apple feels dry and is no longer malleable, it is "done"!||two - three weeks (depending on humidity conditions)|
|spray "finish" for decoupage projects||Choose a well ventilated spot to spray apple; return apple to bottle to thoroughly dry||one day (it can sit for days)|
|fabric scraps, felt, doll supply items, tacky glue, markers, fake fur or doll hair, needle and thread, straight pins||Dress and accessorize the"candidate" . Enjoy the results of your creative effort!||one - two days|
|display materials: styrofoam blocks, sand filled bottles, boxes ...whatever works!||Arrange your "candidate" for display!||one - two days|