Family Movie Night, with a Handmade Twist

Jan 3, 2018 By Kara Whitten
Family Movie Night, with a Handmade Twist

One of my favorite activities to do with my family is craft, watch movies, and eat popcorn. It’s become our tradition to make fun popcorn together, make a pallet of tons of pillows and blankets on the living room floor and watch fun family movies at least once a month.

Is preparation of National Popcorn Day on 1/19, I’m going all in! I crafted a fun little popcorn bar with 3 types of popcorn, DIY popcorn basket trays, popcorn pom pom decorated popcorn baskets, and a little craft for the kids where they can decorate their own popcorn baskets with markers. It should be a blast! Below I am sharing all the details how to to recreate it at home for your own family.

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Let’s start with the pom pom popcorn baskets. To make, you will need to use a pom pom maker and white and yellow to make 3 white pom poms and one yellow pom pom. Then use a glue gun to attach the pom poms to the front of your popcorn basket to look like a popcorn kernel.

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Next, you will want to make the felt trays that each family member can use to hold their popcorn baskets. To make these you will need 1 sheet of stiff felt, a hot glue gun, and glitter stickers or sticky felt letters. Begin by hot gluing the corners of the felt sheet into triangles.

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Next glue the corner over to create a square edge.

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Repeat with all four corners and then hot glue on your stickers or use sticky felt letters to adorn each tray with your family member’s names.

For a craft for the kids, I used white berry baskets and markers and let each kid decorate their popcorn baskets anyway they wanted.

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And finally, the most important part of a popcorn night, the popcorn! For national popcorn day we are going all out with three different flavors. Butter of course (my daughter’s favorite!), a sweet version made by tossing popcorn with melted Wilton white candy melts, sprinkles, and mini marshmallows sprayed with a little Wilton food mist food coloring to give them a burst of color, and finally a savory parmesan herb popcorn. The parmesan herb popcorn can be made by melting popcorn, adding in a few tablespoons of chopped herbs like parsely, chives, and oregano, and then tossing the popcorn in the herb butter and sprinkling on the Parmesan cheese.

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There are so many fun ways to enjoy a popcorn, craft, and movie night with your family and I hope I inspired you with a few new ideas. What are ways your family likes to spend time together?

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