Amazing Popcorn Crafts For Kids

11 Dec

Did you know that popcorn can be more than just a snack?  Besides the delicious taste of popcorn, the snack also offers a variety of other uses, including making fun popcorn crafts for kids. Kids are often eager to learn new things, especially when there are fun methods of doing so.

With popcorn, children can learn new things in a fun way while also enjoying popcorn itself. From math projects to popcorn colouring, there are many popcorn crafts for kids to enjoy.

Kids doing crafts

Popcorn Math Project

This project is seemingly straight forward and very sufficient for tutoring elementary school kids. It is a fun way for them to learn and master the basics of numbers without being worked out.  

What you need

  •  Popcorn 
  •  Transparent jars 
  •  Writing materials for recording 


  1. Supply each kid with a jar filled with popcorn and another empty jar. 
  2. Make the kids count the popcorn one by one into the empty jar. 
  3. Teach them to record the numbers into their graphs. 

Chocolate Popcorn Tree

This craft is not just a fun way of learning; it also helps teach kids the importance of family trees in society and celebrate earth day by making chocolate popcorn trees. This project is not complicated at all, and it can be carried out by kids of all ages with proper tutoring and guidance.  

Moreover, this craft is an excellent way to help you bring out the creativity in your kids! 

What you need 

  •  Melted light cocoa candy/confectionery coatings 
  •  Melted green candy 
  •  Popcorn 
  •  Colourful candies 
  •  White baking sheets 
  •  Parchment or wax paper

Note: the amount needed for each ingredient depends on the size and volume of the tree.  


  1. Place the baking sheet and paper on a flat surface. 
  2. Using the melted cocoa candy, design a tree trunk with branches with parchment paper. 
  3. Refrigerate for a few minutes until the candy mixture is strong. 
  4. Pour popcorn into a mixing bowl and mix it with the melted green candy. 
  5. Immediately apply the now green popcorn to the branches of your tree. 
  6. Add coloured candies to the wet popcorn as fruits (optional). 

Coloured Popcorn

Flavoured and seasoned popcorn

Dying your popcorn is a delightful way of adding fun to your snack. Coloured popcorn is a favorite for holiday seasons such as Christmas and Halloweens. In these periods, coloured popcorn is sometimes used as a close substitute for candies, and it is preferred by many. 

Making popcorn is already a fun activity for kids, and making coloured popcorn will undoubtedly be a more exciting challenge for the kids. 

What you need 

  • Popcorn kernels 
  • Oil 
  • Saucepan 
  • Sugar/salt/sweetener 
  • Butter 
  • Food colouring 


  1. Coat the bottom of your saucepan with a little oil and place it on a heat source.
  2. Put the kernels into the saucepan. 
  3. Add sugar, a pinch of salt, and butter (optional). 
  4. Add a few drops of food colouring. 
  5. Cover and stir until popcorn pops. 

You can also try dying already popped popcorn by adding powdered colouring. 

Chocolate Popcorn 

Chocolate popcorn, as the name implies, is a superb mixture of popcorn and chocolate. This mix offers a rush of ecstasy as it satisfies a craving for both the crunchy taste of popcorn and the sublime flavour of chocolate. 

This mixture does not only taste good, but it is also fun to make, providing an avenue for kids to learn new popcorn crafts. If you wish to engage your kids with a fun craft that they will enjoy, teaching them how to make chocolate popcorn is a valid option. 

What you need

  • Popcorn 
  • Mixing bowl 
  • Melted chocolate 


  1. Get your already popped corn, or you can pop it with the kids to make the craft activity more interesting. 
  2. Add the popcorn into the mixing bowl and add the chocolate melt. 
  3. Use a dry mixing spoon to stir gently until you get a satisfying mix. 

You can also try other methods like using powdered chocolate to mix the popcorn or drizzling melted chocolate over popcorn with parchment paper. 

To make these projects more enjoyable for your kids, you can make them take turns to try out each popcorn crafts themselves. Regardless, each craft activity will give you and your kids a beautiful learning experience.

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