Tuesday, November 26, 2013

"Popping" Popcorn Christmas Ornament

How did the popcorn get in the glass ornament???

It's fun and easy!  
Do this as an activity with children 
or package it up and give it as a gift.

Clear glass Christmas ornaments
Ribbon (optional)

Remove the shiny top from the glass ornament.
Add popcorn kernels to the glass bulb.  I placed about 40 kernels in the large glass bulb and 20 in the smaller bulbs.  Not all the kernels will pop, so don't be afraid to add a few extra.

Place glass bulb with the opening up in a microwave safe bowl.  Use a bowl that will hold the bulb so the opening stays pretty much upright.

Microwave bulb with popcorn kernels on high  for 1 minute and 10 seconds

 Careful - glass will be hot.  Shake out any un-popped kernels

Put top back on the glass ornament and tie with a ribbon.  Hang on Christmas tree.

This also makes a fun gift packaged with instructions.

Popcorn Ornament
Remove the shiny top
Place me in the microwave
Until you hear me pop!

Remove the shiny top.
Secure glass bulb upright in a small microwavable bowl.
Heat on high in the microwave for 1 minute and 10 seconds.
Glass will be hot - carefully shake out un-popped kernels.
Put top back on glass bulb and tie with a ribbon.
Hang on tree.

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