Kitchen Witches

A fun craft project to do with your kids

Craft a kitchen witch for good luck

According to legend, a kitchen witch in your kitchen means you will never burn a meal. I can’t promise that, but I can promise you a fun time crafting these with your kids.
  • Large apple
  • Lemon Juice
  • Salt
  • Whole peppercorns or cloves (optional)
  • Wooden skewer
  • Scraps of fabric
  • Cotton or yarn for hair
  • Glue gun or adhesive glue
  • Styrofoam base (optional)

What to do…

Peel the apple, then lightly coat with a mixture of lemon juice and salt. Carefully, using a potato peeler or paring knife, begin to carve out the eyes, nose, and mouth. Don’t stress about trying to carve intricate or small details, as they will be lost when the apple dries and shrivels. If you want to add features to your apple head, insert dried peppercorns or cloves into the apple for eyes.

To dry your apple head, place it in a warm, dry place for about 2 weeks (a sunny windowsill is a good spot). If you are in a rush, you can also bake the apple heads in a 150F oven for 20-24 hours.
To turn your apple head into a kitchen witch, stick the apple head onto a wooden skewer, then use scraps of fabric to create a dress around the body and secure with glue or yarn.

Glue some yarn hair or cotton to the top of the apple head, and add a jaunty scarf if you’d like. To display your kitchen witch, insert the skewer into a piece of Styrofoam (I use the Styrofoam bases from the floral section of my crafts store) and your kitchen witch is ready to display!

Need something tasty to do with those left over apples?