4 Popcorn Projects for Kids

Rainy days don’t have to spell boredom or serious screen time anymore. If you’re looking for exciting ways to help your kids through the doldroms, you don’t have to run out for an enormous armful of crafting supplies. Instead, simply pop yourself a little popcorn.

Popcorn Craft Ideas

Here are 4 great crafting ideas your kids will love.

Popcorn trees

You will need:

  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Popcorn
  • Some sticks

Even if your children are not great at drawing, they can make beautiful and festive trees with this simple art project. Glue your sticks onto the paper as if they were the trunk and branches of a tree, and then use the popcorn for the leaves. It’s easy, beautiful, and makes a wonderful project for your kids to enjoy.

Popcorn heart bird feeder

You will need:

  • air popped popcorn
  • floral wire

You can teach your kids a lesson in nature appreciation and sharing, while doing this fun project at the same time. All you need to do is take some floral wire (or any wire thin enough to thread the popcorn without it breaking) and have your kids string popcorn onto the wire until it is mostly full. When you have your pocorn string, twist the ends together and shape it into a heart. You can hang these in your trees outside for the birds to eat, and even watch and observe who comes to enjoy your snack.

Popcorn hands

This is a great project for closer to halloween time, and also a fun snack you can pass out to kids. You can make a creepy hand using popcorn and a few other supplies!

You will need:

  • Popcorn
  • Candy Corn
  • single use gloves
  • Some ribbon

Have your kids put one candy corn in each finger of the glove, and fill the rest up with popcorn. When it’s all full, tie the end shut so the popcorn won’t escape, and you’ve got a creepy hand as a party favor, a halloween treat, or just for fun!

Holiday Garlands:

You can make these for almost any holiday, including Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, and Easter. Simply choose colors for the popcorn appropriate for each occasion.

You will need:

  • Food dye,
  • Popcorn

Needle and Thread (large needles are best for children, as they are easier to manipulate. Remember to supervise your kids with the needle.)

  • A cookie sheet
  • A brush

Spread your popped popcorn out on the cookie sheet, and using dyes appropriate for what ever occasion you are celebrating, brush the dye gently onto your corn. (It’s easiest to mix the dye with water in a cup so it goes farther) Just a splash on each looks really nice. Let them dry completely, and when they are dry, use your needle and thread to string the popcorn as long as your kids want it.

When it’s all done, you can decorate your house with it, and when the holiday is over you can put it outside for the birds to enjoy instead of tossing it in the trash.

There are tons of other great popcorn projects out there. With a little imagination you can help your kids learn about the world and grow.

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