Are you hosting a Thanksgiving meal this year? If you’re looking for an inexpensive, creative table decoration, look no further than our Popcorn-Filled Turkey! Using paper bags, popcorn, and hot glue, you’ll have a charming centerpiece in no time. Best of all? Your guests will enjoy munching on your turkey’s “stuffing” all day long!
You'll need the following supplies:
- 15-20 cups of popped Amish Country Popcorn
- One large paper bag
- Two small paper bags
- One sheet of white paper
- Glue gun
1. For the drumstick frill, take a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11″ white paper and cut it in half lengthwise. Fold the paper in half lengthwise and make small cuts with a pair of scissors on the folded half to create loops.
2. For the drumsticks, make one hand into a fist and stick it inside the lunch bag. With your other flat hand, press on the bag to mold and smash it down into a more rounded shape. Fill the bag 2/3 of the way with popcorn. Gather up the bottom of the bag and twist to keep it tight. Hot glue the beginning of the length of frill and wrap it around the bottom, twisted part of the lunch bag. Then hot glue the end of the white paper frill to keep it in place.
3. For the large bag, do the same thing as the drumstick to make the corners rounded. Fill the bag up full with popcorn. Fold the sides of the bag in and tuck the bottom edge under. Hot glue the edge shut. Hot glue the legs onto the sides of the “turkey.”