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Thanksgiving Crafts


Orangey Popcorn Balls
Orangey Popcorn Balls Thanksgiving Craft
Orangey Popcorn Balls Thanksgiving Craft

These scrumptious Thanksgiving popcorn balls make a pretty centerpiece when piled into a pyramid.

What You'll Need:

  • 1-1/2 cups popcorn kernels
  • Cooking oil
  • 1 package orange gelatin
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • Orange food coloring
  • Saucepan
  • Large bowl or serving platter
  • Butter
  • Honey
  • Cranberries

Get the whole gang involved in making this edible centerpiece. Everyone loves the sound of popcorn pinging away in the pan while it pops. Have an adult help you pop the popcorn.

After the corn is popped, mix the gelatin, sugar, corn syrup, and a few drops of food coloring together in a saucepan. Have the adult heat and stir until the mix reaches a full boil.

The adult should pour the syrup over the popcorn. Stir it well to thoroughly coat all the kernels. Let the popcorn cool a few minutes.

Now for the really fun part. Butter your hands, and shape the popcorn into orange-sized balls. Arrange the balls in a stacked pyramid shape on a serving platter or in a large bowl. If you have trouble balancing the popcorn balls, use a little dab of honey as "glue."

Dot your pyramid with fresh cranberries to add even more Thanksgiving color. Don't forget to eat this centerpiece for dessert!

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