Spooktacular Carved Apple

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Introduction: Spooktacular Carved Apple

About: My name is Randy and I am a Community Manager in these here parts. In a previous life I had founded and run the Instructables Design Studio (RIP) @ Autodesk's Pier 9 Technology Center. I'm also the author of …

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!

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    13 Comments

    it's adorable! i like the face before it dries, too. a very amusing instructable. thank you.

    it's adorable! i like the face before it dries, too. a very amusing instructable. thank you.

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    Browncoat
    Browncoat

    14 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    calicos
    calicos

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    thumbelina
    thumbelina

    14 years ago on Introduction

    I made one of these in first grade.. and still have it today. It's very very scary.

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    Illidan
    Illidan

    14 years ago on Introduction

    damn, i was just thinking about making this instructable but you beat me to it! damn you salazar!

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    lemonie
    lemonie

    14 years ago on Introduction

    That's quite a nice effect, how about mould for a hairy-face? L

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    randofo
    randofo

    Reply 14 years ago on Introduction

    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.