Strapped for ideas on how to celebrate the autumnal equinox this year? Is sacrificing virgins loosing its edge? Well then, maybe here is something new for you!

If you carve a face in an apple, and let it sit in the open for a couple of days, it shrivels into a really spooky little head.

Step 1: Go Get Stuff.

To do this you will need:

-an apple (preferably slightly whithered)
-an exacto knife or carving blade
-a ridiculously large wood saw
-time and patience

Step 2: Wound the Apple.

Pick a spot on the apple where you can envision a face and start carving away. Keep carving until you have it perfect.

Helpful tips for perfectionists:

- Remember, most recognizable faces have two eyes a nose and a mouth.

- The best way to carve eyes is to make two holes a little more than half way towards the top of the apple.

- The best way to make a mouth is to make a hole about a third of the way to the bottom of the apples.

- The nose should just kind of appear.

Step 3: Wait.

Once you have carved the apple to your liking, leave it somewhere (preferably sunny) and wait.

A couple of days later you should be totally spooked!
<p>it's adorable! i like the face before it dries, too. a very amusing instructable. thank you.</p>
<p>it's adorable! i like the face before it dries, too. a very amusing instructable. thank you.</p>
What's the purpose of the saw? I like that you gave ideas as to where on the apple the eyes & mouth should be carved.
Maybe to cut the bottom of the apple so it sits, not rolls? Or, just to scare on lookers, I bet. That'll keep 'em away so you can concentrate!
I made one of these in first grade.. and still have it today. It's very very scary.
is it moldy?
nope, the lemon juice makes it not mold
arnt u ment to put it in salt water
damn, i was just thinking about making this instructable but you beat me to it! damn you salazar!
That's quite a nice effect, how about mould for a hairy-face? L
I'm a little more scared out of your out-of-focus photography.
Well.... yeah.... y'know.... It was a long long time ago when I made this and its the only picture I have. There might be a better picture out there. I'll look into it.

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