5 Popcorn Crafts for Kids
Crafting and popcorn go hand in hand during this time of year. Here are some things you can do with your little tribe and some supplies.
Experts say the most important way to help children grow and develop is through arts and crafts. It’s vital for their fine motor skills, self-esteem, and creativity. Crafts give children a sense of achievement and an opportunity to take pride in their work. Using crafts in your normal routine provides the young mind the break it needs to reset their attention.
Whether you’re a Teacher, Parent or both, this list of 5 popcorn crafts for kids featuring Topsy’s Popcorn, will spark your artistic expression.
How do you make crafts with popcorn?
Making crafts out of popcorn is even easier than you think. The essential items your student will need are:
- Topsy’s Popcorn
- Construction Paper (various colors)
- Glue (or tape)
- Markers or Crayons or Paint or Colored Pencils
- Small Sticks (keep reading, it’s not as bad as it sounds!)
These items are most likely already around your home or classroom. No need to purchase more just use what you have and make what you can with what you have!
For your tin of Topsy’s Popcorn visit us online or give us a call to order at (816) 523-5555!
Popcorn Craft Ideas
Now that you’ve got your supplies in hand it’s time to start crafting!
- Four Season Tree Craft
Start out with construction paper of the child’s choosing. Fold the paper into four equal sections from left to right with the paper in a landscape position. Along the bottom, the student will write out the four-season names and draw out a nice size tree to cover all seasons.
Using Topsy’s Popcorn variety tin, the student can choose from cinnamon popcorn, caramel popcorn, or cheese popcorn to create the leaves.
- Fall Popcorn Tree
This craft does require the child to go out into nature and pick up a very small tree branch. That tree branch will then be glued to the construction paper and using Topsy’s’ Popcorn, the child can create a colorful tree that’s changing colors and seasons. Don’t forget, a little glue goes a long way so encourage the child to practice moderation while gluing!
Be sure to visit us online to snag your bag of cinnamon, caramel, and cheese flavored popcorn.
- Movie Theater Popcorn Bag
Now, we are going to get creative when we make this picture come to life using red and white construction paper, glue and Topsy’s Popcorn! All those little hands need to do is cut out a rectangular shape resembling a movie style popcorn bag, cut white stripes to go on top of the bag and cut out a circle to label the bag “Pop”. Once those steps are completely glued down, it’s time to dab some glue on a handful of Topsy’s popcorn and make the popcorn bag overflow with fresh popcorn!
- Popcorn on the Cobb
This is a futuristic piece that shows what corn looks like popped! Taking a green sheet of construction paper and a yellow sheet of construction paper, have your child draw out a cobb of corn including its ridges and the husk. After cutting out those pieces, you all will then glue them together and add on the Topsy’s Popcorn. For this work of art, using Topsy’s buttered popcorn is ideal.
- Popcorn Flowers
Just like we used construction paper, markers, and glue for our popcorn trees, we will do the same thing for our popcorn flowers! Make roses using Topsy’s cinnamon popcorn or daylilies with Topsy’s caramel popcorn. This is sure to be a great gift to put on the fridge!
To sum it up, crafting assists the child in usage of fine motor skills, communication, and imagination. The quicker a child learns to utilize these tools the sooner they will be able to do things on their own such as tie their shoelaces or get themselves ready for school.
It’s an added benefit to use Topsy’s Popcorn in the above-mentioned crafts because it doubles as a snack and a tool!
Make memories this season by purchasing a tin of Topsy’s Popcorn online or by giving us a call at (816) 523-5555.