Got stale popcorn leftover from your last movie night? Don’t toss it out! We came up with three crafts involving popcorn below. Pop to it!


photo: Dr_Kelly via flickr

Popcorn Garland
If you didn’t make one during the holidays, you can still create one of these garlands for outdoor decor. All it requires is a bit of string and popcorn. Cranberries give it an extra brightness but you can skip them if you can’t find any or don’t have it on hand.) This is a great way to use up some extra popcorn, stringing it is a little easier when it’s a tad bit stale (but not buttery!). Click here for our simple tutorial.

Colored Popcorn
Why have plain old white popcorn when you could give it a colorful makeover? These kernels aren’t just good for sensory bins–they’re also poppable! Dye them to match a holiday, your kiddo’s fave sports team, and more. Find the instructions for this edible take on your favorite snack from Happier Than a Pig in Mud blog here.

popcorn crafts photo: Jessica Wilson via flickr

Popcorn Art
This easy craft will have you reliving your kindergarten years and all it takes is a bit of glue, paper, popcorn and your imagination. Use the glue to trace out designs on the paper, like a house, a tree, a person, etc. Add the popcorn to stick to the glue outline and if you like, get out the paint. You’ll have some dimensional art the kids will be proud to hang on the wall.

What popcorn crafts have rocked your world? Let us know in the comments below.