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Granny Apple’

Step by step tutorial with full instructions showing you how to make a "Granny Apple", presented by: Crafty Corner

For any questions, contact: Winnie

Granny apple

What you need to make a "Granny Apple":

  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 1 wooden skewer
  • 2 small black beads
  • Rice or sand
  • 1 empty bottle (500ml works best)
  • Grey wool
  • 1 pin
  • Craft knife
  • Potato peeler
  • Scrap material
  • Pair of scissors
what you will need for a granny apple

Let your children have a whole lot of fruit fun with this fun-filled fruity craft. They'll love watching the fruit shrink as "granny's" face wrinkles over time.
This craft gives them a fun, scary, fruit doll to play with!

Make sure you have a clean and tidy workspace. Cover your workspace with plastic or brown paper.

Step 1

Peel your entire Granny Smith apple.

peeling apple

Step 2

Push your skewer ¾ of the way into the core of your apple.

push skewer into apple

Step 3

Push the 2 black beads into the surface of the apple, spaced evenly apart. These will be your Granny Apple’s eyes.

push eyes into apple

Step 4

Get an adult to help you carve a triangle into your apple, underneath the eyes, for Granny Apple’s nose, and a crescent under the triangle for her smile using a craft knife.

cut out mouth with knife

Step 5

Fill the empty bottle ¾ of the way with rice or sand. This will make the bottle heavy, so that your Granny Apple doesn’t fall over.

fill bottle with sand

Step 6

Place the skewer (which has Granny Apple’s head on it) into the bottle.

Step 7

Wrap a generous amount of grey wool around your hand.

wrap wool around hand

Step 8

Remove the wool from your hand, making sure it stays in shape.

Step 9

Cut another short length of wool and loop it through your ring of wool.

tie knot in wool

Step 10

Double knot that wool, and then cut your ring of wool directly opposite where the knot is.

cut hair

Step 11

Place this wool on top of Granny Apple’s head, securing it with a pin.

place hair on apple

Step 12

Place your scrap material around the plastic bottle and over the back of Granny Apple’s head, to make a hooded cloak.

wrap cloth around granny

Step 13

Leave Granny Apple somewhere where she won’t be disturbed, and watch as she ages or ‘shrinkles’ over the next few weeks.

granny getting old

And there you have it! Your very own fun-filled fruit Granny Apple! NOTE: To speed up Granny Apple’s aging process, place her in the sun for a few hours.

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