Popcorn Crafts and Projects

Crafts and Projects

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Popcorn Garland
Make a garland by stringing popcorn. Thread a needle and then thread the popcorn. Use as much popcorn as necessary to properly adorn your tree.

  • you might want to wear a thimble on your finger when you push the needle through the popcorn.
  • if you push the needle through the hull, the popcorn will stay together and not break off so quickly!
  • add cranberries to the garland for color.
  • dip the popcorn in different food coloring. Dry overnight before handling.
  • lightly spray the garland with a clear silicone to last longer.
  • Use the Popcorn Garland as a string bird feeder. Hang several from the tree branches.

Marshmallow Popcorn Christmas Tree
Ingredients:

  • 12  cups Popped CAMP MASTERS popcorn
  • 1/2 cup   Margarine or butter
  • 3 cups    Mini marshmallows
  • 1/2  pkg  Lime flavored Jell-O
  • Green food color
  • Candy pieces to decorate tree

Directions:  Spread popcorn evenly in jelly-roll pan or on waxed paper-lined counter.  In medium saucepan, combine margarine and marshmallows; cook over medium heat until melted.  Add Jell-O; continue to cook until Jell-O is dissolved. Add food color and mix well.  Pour evenly over popcorn; stir quickly to coat.  With dampened hands, shape popcorn into cone shape.  Decorate tree with candy pieces, (red hots, reese’s pieces, etc.).



Popcorn Christmas Tree:
Ingredients:

  • 12 cups Popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup Margarine or butter
  • 3 cups Miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 package Lime flavored Jell-O
  • Green food color
  • Candy pieces to decorate tree

Directions:  Spread popcorn evenly in jelly-roll pan or on waxed paper-lined counter.  In medium saucepan, combine margarine and marshmallows; cook over medium heat until melted.  Add Jell-O; continue to cook until Jell-O is dissolved.
Add food color and mix well.  Pour evenly over popcorn; stir quickly to coat.  With dampened hands, shape popcorn into cone shape.  Decorate tree with candy pieces.



Snowman Centerpiece  
Materials:

  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 16-ounce package miniature marshmallows
  • twenty cups popped popcorn
  • black top hat made from construction paper
  • Candy or nuts for face and buttons
  • Ribbon for scarf
  • paper plate decorated with cotton

Directions:  Melt margarine and marshmallows in saucepan and pour over popcorn.  Spray hands with vegetable oil.
Form popcorn into three balls-small, medium, and large.  To secure the balls on top of each other, form a well in the top of each ball and a bump on the bottom of the ball that will sit on top of it. They fit together like a jigsaw puzzle.  Decorate with top hat.  Use candy or nuts for face and buttons.  Add ribbon for scarf using fruit leather



Party Clowns
Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 package (1 lb.) marshmallows
  • 2 quarts popped Pop Corn
  • For each clown you’ll need:
  • Pointed ice cream cone (sugar cone)
  • M & M’s chocolate candies
  • 8-inch paper doily
  • Styrofoam cup

Directions:  In large heavy saucepan, melt butter and marshmallows over low heat; reserve small amount for “gluing.”  Fold in popped pop corn (enough to make 8 pop corn balls).  Shape into eight 3-inch diameter balls. Let set until firm on foil or buttered wax paper.  Face: Using reserved marshmallow mixture, secure M & M’s to ball to make eyes and nose. Cut a U-shape out of large gum drop for mouth and glue in place.  Ears: Glue a large gum drop to each side of head.  Hat: Glue 3 M & M’s in a vertical row from tip to base of ice cream cone. Smear glue around cone rim and press gently to top of head until glue sticks.  Collar: Fold doily in half, half again, then fold in half again. Unfold. Gather up center and twist into 1-inch stem. Spread out edges to form ruffle.  Stand: Cut off top 3 inches of Styrofoam cup to form a ring. Place doily on ring; place clown on top of doily.  Makes 8 clowns



Halloween Popcorn Hand Favors
Take white plastic gloves and fill them with popcorn. Tie at the hand with orange and black ribbons, curl ends and place a spider ring on one of the fingers and use for party favors or decorations.



Bean Bag Toss
An inexpensive bean bag can be made easily and quickly from baby socks and popcorn.  Start with infants tube socks, size 4 – 5 1/2. The white or gray ones with the sport stripes on the top look great!  Uncooked popcorn makes the best filler. Turn a sock inside out, pour a half-cup of popcorn down into the toe and pack it down into a ball by sliding the top between your thumb and finger. Start twisting the body of the sock into a smooth rope by turning the ball. Stop when the twist reaches the top three inches of the sock. Wrap the twist around the ball, hold it in place with a thumb, and pop the top of the sock around right-side-out to hold it all in place.  Just the right amount of top wrapped around will leave the very top of the sock slightly open over the material underneath – not stretched and not loose. No sewing is needed. When they start to loosen up, rewind them. Take them apart and wash them, eat them, change the weight, size and firmness. They’re versatile bags, great for teaching, and provide comic opportunity in performance.



St. Patrick’s Popcorn
Ingredients:

  • 3 quarts of popped popcorn
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon green food coloring

Directions:  Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (121 degrees C).  Place the popcorn in a large, 4-inch deep, buttered baking pan. Keep warm in the oven.  Butter a 15 ½ inch by 10 ½ inch pan.  In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat.  Stir in sugar, salt, and corn syrup.  Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to a boil.  Boil, without stirring, for five minutes. Remove from heat.  Stir in peppermint extract and green food coloring.  Remove popcorn from oven.  Pour syrup mixture over popcorn and stir to mix well.  Spread on buttered pan.  Bake for one hour, stirring three or four times.  Cool completely.  Break or cut into pieces.  Store in a tightly covered container.  Yield: three quarts



Popcorn Pictures
Materials Needed:

  • Popcorn
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Crayons or Markers
  • Instructions:

Start out by making some popcorn!  Use your imagination and invent pictures by gluing the popcorn on the construction paper.  Some ideas to get you started: Cloud shapes, Popcorn popping in construction paper pan, Fluffy sheep, Handprints, Snowmen.

Use the empty Popcorn Tins for:

  • cookie tin for presents
  • storing your “valuable” collections
  • marble holder
  • pencil holder
  • popcorn bank
  • patrol firestarter storage