Halloween brings forth a lot of nostalgic foods. You could always keep with the status quo, but why not turn them on their heads a bit? Candy corn crafts like this one are a great treat for kids to make.
Colored popcorn is a quick & easy gift giving idea that kids can help make in the kitchen to share with family friends. Perfect for teacher gifts, scout leader gifts or Halloween party favors, they are one of the simplest candy corn crafts to create. It’s very fun!
3/4 cup popcorn
red food coloring
yellow food coloring
2 Ziploc lunch sized bags
1 Decorating bag used for icing (can be purchased at your local craft store)
Place 1/4 cup of popcorn in one bag and add 30 drops of yellow food coloring. Seal the bag, squish it around until all of the kernels are covered and let it set over night. In the other bag, place another 1/4 cup of popcorn and add in 25 drops of yellow food coloring and 8 – 10 drops of red food coloring. Seal the bag, squish it around and let it set overnight.
In the morning, open each of the bags so that the kernels will air dry; typically only a couple of hours.
Fill an icing bag normally used for cake decorating with 1/4 cup of plain popcorn kernels, add the yellow and then top it off with the orange. Trim the top of the bag as needed and tie it off with matching holiday ribbon. Voila, you have an unsweetened candy corn to share!
After the gift is shared, the popcorn can then be popped in a pan with vegetable or canola oil, salted and served like traditional popcorn. Please note that the middle of the popcorn will pop slightly colored.
What clever takes on traditional holiday foods have you made lately? Who would you gift these candy corn crafts to on Halloween?