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How to Make a Popcorn Card

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As I mentioned in my National Good Neighbor Day is Saturday post, we spent our homeschool art class making popcorn cards for our neighbors.  I wanted to share with you how we made them!

First, you’ll need some supplies…

supplies to make a popcorn card

I used the following:

Fresh popcorn bags- from Dollar Tree – $1/pack
Pompom balls- from Dollar Tree – $1/pack
Elmer’s School Glue- available wherever school supplies are sold – $1.19 at Target
Scotch wrinkle-free Glue Sticks- available wherever school supplies are sold – $1/pack Walgreens sale
White card stock- from Office Depot
Plastic popcorn boxes- from Dollar Tree – $1/2
Fiskar’s paper cutter
A large cup (to round the top of the paper)
Microwave popcorn $4 at Schnucks
Yellow ribbon- from Michael’s – $1/roll

First, I asked Mister and Sister to separate the pom pom balls, putting the yellow and white into one container, and everything else into another container.  Yay for color sorting!

Seperate Pom Pom balls

While they were busy doing that, I cut the bottoms of the popcorn bags off at the fold and cut my cardstock.  The bags measured 5 1/2 inches in width, so I cut the cardstock to 5 inches wide. I used the Scotch Wrinkle-Free Gluesticks to adhere the side flaps of the bags together.  I also used the large cup to guide my cut on the first paper, then rounded the tops of all of my “cards.”

Cut popcorn bags and paper

Once I had the inside of the card ready to go, I drew a faint line in pencil for the kids, so they could keep the pom poms above the line.  Then I added Elmer’s School Glue and let them have fun gluing the pom poms in place.

After the “popcorn” dried, I wrote “Popping by to say that we’re glad you’re our neighbor! Happy Good Neighbor Day!” on the cards.  I tied yellow ribbon around bags of popcorn and put them in the plastic popcorn boxes.  On Saturday, we’ll deliver the treats to our neighbors!  I can’t wait to see their faces!

How to make a popcorn card

If their reaction is anything like Mister and Sister’s, then we’ve done well!

National Good Neighbor Day

Look at them… aren’t they the cutest neighbors EVER?

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  1. 1

    What a great activity that can be used with so many different themes and so many different uses!
    {can you tell I work in Early Childhood}.
    These would be super cute to invite people over for a movie party!
    Great idea!

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    What a super cute idea! Fun for the kids and I’m sure appreciated by the neighbors.

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    LOVE this! Can’t wait until my girls are a little older so they can really participate in things like this! Can’t wait to hear how much the neighbors loved them :)
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  4. 4

    that’s a seriously adorable craft and fun little Hello!

    very cute neighbors indeed
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  5. 5

    Aweeeeee how adorable! Yes, neighbors are too cute, what nice project for popcorn lovers…
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  6. 6

    Oh how supercute! I want cute neighbors like that! (Those cards would win me over forever.)

  7. 7

    I did something similar one year for my daughter’s teacher’s birthday. She was a movie nut, so I also tucked in a gift certificate for a local theater.
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  8. 8

    This is such a lovely idea.
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    This is such a cute idea! What a wonderful little gift for your neighbors! Your kiddos are adorable too!
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  10. 10

    I love this its so cute! I’d make these just to surprise people with something differentbb
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  11. 11

    What a great idea! Those cards look so cool! We need a Good Neighbour Day here in Spain too :D
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  12. 12

    I think this is an adorable craft idea that I could do for a party! You do have the cutest neighbors too!
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    I love it.. what a fun activity for the kids… Soo cute and who would have thought it would be that simple. Thanks for sharing
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    What a great idea. I am sure your neighbors will be pleasantly surprised! I had no idea that there were such a thing as wrinkle free gluesticks.
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  15. 15

    Cute cards!!! What a great idea.

  16. 16

    I love this idea and I know my 6 year old would love to do this.. she likes to make cards for everyone.. maybe she can do them for our Harry Potter Movie-thon this weekend…..
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    This looks like a great activity for youngsters. Will try with my girl when she is a little older.
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  18. 18

    I just love this. I homeschooled my daughter and we used to make great crafts like this with her 4H group. I sure do miss those days!
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  19. 19

    Great idea! Those would make great party invitations too!
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  20. 20

    I can’t believe how adorable that card is. I just love it!
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  21. 21

    These are cute cards to give to your neighbors for sure. I am sure your kids enjoyed making them too.
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  22. 22

    What a clever card. I love the ‘popping by…’ message. I’m sure your neighbors loved ‘em!
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  23. 23

    That is adorable! You are so creative!
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  24. 24

    Kids are adorable but those cards are cute, my kids would love this
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