Friday, October 22, 2004

You shrunk my apple head!

How awesome was the Vincent Price Shrunken Head Apple Sculpture Kit? Well, not so awesome if you took away the priceless cover art. (Except it wasn't "priceless" because... aah, nevermind.) BUT, I did get one when I was a kid and, boy howdy, did I have fun makin' me some shrunken apple heads!

Alas, the kit took forever to dry apples, and the craft supplies included ran out quickly, especially if you were the OCD-type kid I was and had to design complete outfits and accessories for your apple heads. But, with my sister's help, I later discovered that you could actually shrink apple heads in the oven!

For a quick and dirty lesson, check out this amusing article at x-entertainment. It may be a little TOO quick and dirty - I'd like to think my childhood creations were more impressive, but it might be just the thing for a drunken night with friends.

And while you're there, check out the article on Pet Costumes featuring a Mingo look-alike (only... less... husky). Great funny stuff on that site in general.


1 comment:

Heather said...

Hey there G - Thanks for the trip down memory lane... as I reminisced about all those bags o' Halloween swag, it is amazing to me that I didn't get a single cavity 'til I was 27! Oh yeah, that's 'cause Ma and Pa Hunter wouldn't let us eat 99% of what we brought home... something about LSD and razor blades, I believe.

Oh, and I wanna know - who was the girl on the Skor Bar diet back in HS???

Smooches -