I made these popcorn hearts with my kids yesterday, to hang outside to feed the birds, but I have to admit, popcorn hearts are just too cute, and I may keep them inside to enjoy for now. And of course this a fun craft to do anytime, as kids can munch away and craft at the same time, just be sure to have lots of popcorn on hand!
- air popped popcorn
- floral wire
Gently poke a straight length of wire through a bunch of popcorn kernals, and then shape into a heart and twist the ends together. Once the ends are twisted together you can gently shape your heart even more, but do be careful as the kernals will break off easily.
Floral wire is just thick enough to thread through the popcorn, but not too thick such that the popcorn breaks easily. Yes, threading popcorn does require some patience, as many of the kernals do break a long the way, but the results are so cute, a little patience is well worth it!
I'm not exactly sure how to color popcorn with food coloring, but that could be fun too, and if you use natural food coloring, well, go ahead and feed the birds with those results too!
Come to think of it, popcorn hearts in a bunch of sizes could be great decorations for birthday parties, bat mitzvah parties, sheva brachot, and anniversary parties, or even as a cake topper or delicate bouquet of sorts. So do explore the possibilities and have a little snack while you do so!