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Fun Halloween Popcorn Hands
Don't you think these Fun Halloween Popcorn Hands, also known as witch hands, are fun treats for all ages. They are a great alternative to handing out candy on Halloween Day. For a healthier treat, make them with whole grain popcorn. You can use these popcorn hands for party decorations too. Just add them to your dessert table or place them around the punch bowl or in the candy bowl. These treats are very easy to make, and are a fun Halloween project for the kids too.
It's easy, cheap and a lot of fun to make popcorn hands
So scroll down this page, buy some ingredients and let your fantasy fly free. You can add all sorts of creepy Halloween gadgets to it.
Copyright text and photos, if not mentioned otherwise: Titia Geertman
October Is National Popcorn Poppin' Month!
About Popcorn - Pop Pop Pop....Yummy!
Opposite to what probably most people think: popcorn is rather old. In a cave in New Mexico, Indians found popped corn as old as 5000 years. In old tombs in Peru they've found corn that could have been used to pop, of an even older age.
Popcorn is a corn (maize) which kernels have a hard moister sealed hull and a dense starchy filling. By heating it in the proper way, the pressure inside will build up to a point of exploding and that's the 'pop' you hear. When it's heated in an uncovered pan, it will fly all over your kitchen and that's why most popcorn in the USA is sold in special bags, which you can use in the microwave. When popping it in a baking pan, be sure to put a lit on.
Today some strains of corn have been cultivated specially as popping corns.
Home Decoration or Give away
You can either make these Halloween popcorn hands to decorate your own home, or you can make them to give out to the kids that will come to your door.
How to make your own Popcorn Hands
Fun alternative to handing out candy!
* Clear polyethylene food service gloves
* Candy corn
* Black or orange ribbon or yarn
* Optional: Plastic spider ring
1. Pop the popcorn according to the package directions.
2. Place 1-3 pieces of candy corn at the end of each finger (depending on the size of glove), Place the pointy side of the candy corn in first, to make fingernails.
3. Fill the rest of the glove with popped corn. Pack it pretty tight so it will keep its shape.
4. Tie it off with ribbon or yarn.
5. Pimp your popcorn gloves with creepy spider rings.
What you need to make Popcorn Hands
1. Disposable gloves
They come in many sorts and sizes, but for making the popcorn filled hands, you'll need transparent gloves. These disposable gloves are ideal for making your popcorn hands. When you're done, you still have enough left to use for other cleaning kitchen chores, so you don't get your hands dirty.
2. Candy Corn
With Candy Corn you can make the fingertips in your popcorn gloves. You can of course always search for other flavour and colored candy corn.
3. Ready to eat popcorn
You'll need a lot of popcorn, so you might want to buy 2 or 3 of these. Make sure you buy some you like, because there will be a lot of popcorn to eat afterwards. You could also buy some different flavours which will give different colors to your Halloween popcorn hands.
4. Binding ribbon
You'll need ribbon to close your gloves, or the corn will fall out and then you have to start all over again. There are lots of different colored ribbons to choose from. The nicest ones are the ones you can curl.
5. Halloween spider rings
Last but not least you can pimp up your popcorn hands with spider rings. Spider rings will give your hands that special spooky, creepy Halloween look.