My kids and I had fun creating these popcorn projects... and we'll have an even better time sharing them with some of our friends later this week!
As part of the 21 Days of Contagious Gratitude Challenge, I have been trying to recognize simple things that I am grateful for each day. I have LOVED the things that many of you have shared with me on our Facebook page too. My kids and I have many many great friends through church, school, and our neighborhood.
After we read The Popcorn Book we decided to make popcorn too and have a popcorn move night!
I loved this carmel corn on the cob idea from Raising Arizona Kids, so I grabbed similar materials that we had around the house and made some thank you carmel corn on the cobs for our friends!
If you want to make these for your friends or neighbors, here's what you need...
Materials: popcorn bag, paint, hands :), scissors, colored cardstock (brown, yellow, and red), googly eyes, glue, popcorn gift printable (coming soon), and tape.
- Make handprints on some cardstock using paint.
- Let dry.
- Wrap brown paper around the popcorn bags and secure with tape.
- Cut out a turkey head from brown paper.
- Have your child add a gobbler, googly eyes, and a beak. Older kids can cut these themselves... I cut them out for my toddler and let her put them where she wanted.
- Let the turkey heads dry and then glue them onto the brown popcorn bags.
- Cut out some handprints and tape them to he back of the popcorn bags.
- Print off the Happy Thanksgiving popcorn printable, cut it to fit the popcorn bag (you may need to cut off some of the brown border depending on the size of your bags), and tape it in place.
- Give out your popcorn turkey bag gifts to friends and neighbors and wish them "Happy Thanksgiving!"
Do you have some special friends you might want to make these for?
It doesn't really matter if you make something cute or just say the simple words "Thank you!" to your friends... either way is appreciated! I am so grateful for the many many friends I have been blessed with! We haven't lived close to family for most of the time we have been married, so our friends have become our family. They watch our kids when we have an emergency, celebrate birthdays and holidays with us, and are there for us on good days and bad days. We love them!
I loved being reminded of the many reasons we are grateful for our friends as we participated in the 21 Days of Contagious Gratitude.
Have you read The Popcorn Book? What book related activities have you done with it?
Did you read a book by Tomie dePaola this month? Link up any book related posts in the linky below. I can't wait to come check them out!