Stringing popcorn is always fun, but what about a happy contained popcorn ball as an ornament?
I'm going to a Christmas ornament exchange and I thought these would be perfect.
In high school, I remember seeing these ornaments in some magazine, so my Mom and I experimented and made some. However, back then my success rate was breaking 2 out of 4. This time I made 12 successfully and only broke 2. Not sure how, maybe it was the microwave or the glass balls were more sturdy. Or I just got lucky
To Make your Own Popcorn Ornaments:
- glass ornament blass
(I'm sure you can experiment and come up with your own way but this is what I did.)
1. In a glass bowl (if you use plastic, it will get really hot and potentially start melting after doing a couple of these), put some popcorn kernels and put them in the microwave for about 20 seconds. If you hear popping take out. You don't have to do this step, but I find it better to start heating the popcorn before popping them in the actual glass ornament
2. Now take the bowl of kernels out of microwave and put about 15-20 into a glass ornament. Then put glass ornament into glass bowl to keep it from rolling around the microwave.Then turn the microwave on for short segments and watch it closely. As soon as it looks the popcorn has filled the ornament then take it out. (use a hot pad).
Anyway, good luck and happy popping!!