Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Microwave Popcorn Halloween Characters

I've had popcorn on my mind recently. October is National Popcorn Poppin' Month, which means I've been busy over at Fun Family Crafts finding and featuring the very best of the many popcorn crafts and activities. It is also the end of the Cub Scouts' popcorn selling season. Of course, nobody had to twist my arm to support our Scout by buying some popcorn! This year, we tried the microwave kettle corn for the first time. It's darn good! The box has 18 packages in it, so I *might* have snuck some of the packages out of the box and into the craft room to transform into Halloween critters and characters.


They are so quick and easy to make that it wouldn't take much time at all to decorate all 18 packages.

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Spider

Wrap a package of microwave popcorn with a piece of black cardstock. Cut four pipe cleaners in half and bend them to form eight legs. Glue the legs to the inside of the cardstock. Glue large googly eyes in place. To make the web, wrap embroidery floss or yarn around a circular shape. Add a fly made of black and white cardstock.




Skull

Wrap a package of microwave popcorn with a piece of white cardstock. Cut eyes, nose and a mouth from black cardstock and glue into place. Cut small rectangles from white cardstock to use as teeth and glue them in place. 




Mummy

Wrap a package of microwave popcorn with a piece of white cardstock. Tape one end of a piece of gauze or cheesecloth to the cardstock. Wrap it around the popcorn, overlapping each layer slightly. Tuck the end in. Separate the cheesecloth slightly where the eyes belong, then glue large googly eyes in place.

 

Jack o' Lantern

Wrap a package of microwave popcorn with a piece of orange cardstock. Cut black cardstock to make eyes, a nose and a mouth. Cut green cardstock to make a stem. Glue all the pieces in place.

 

Frankenstein

To see how I made the Frankenstein, head over to Fun Family Crafts where I'm sharing the tutorial. While you're there, check out the hundreds of other Halloween crafts we have!



I love Halloween!

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