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Color Popcorn Garland

This is a very simple craft, though not all countries are familiar with this type of decoration.

by craftbits (shellie wilson)

It is a great for elderly or the disabled and ideal for decorating large trees.

What you need
Fishing line
Popped Corn
Blunt darning needle for threading

Instructions
Using a needle, thread the fishing line through each piece of popcorn. Continue until you have a garland long enough to decorate a tree or room then tie a knot to secure.

Try using colored popcorn for a festive look.

There are a couple of ways to successfully color popcorn.

1: Add food color to the oil prior to popping which gives a very faint color finish.

2: Add powdered food coloring (found at cake supply stores) to popped corn for a more intense color.

3: Add a little water to some food coloring and pour into a bag. Add the popped corn and toss till it is well coated.

4: If the popcorn is NOT going to be eaten use a powdered poster paint which can be bought from a toy store or the school may already have some. Then toss the powder over your popped corn. This gives off a very very vibrant color but it is NOT edible. Generally these powder paints are actually non toxic so no harm would actually be done, but still not really edible.

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