Pink (or red) popcorn kernels are an unexpected and adorable Valentine;s Day gift, but you can certainly re-create these for any occasion. Make just one batch for a special someone or dye them in bulk to give out to a group. These kernels will still pop on the stovetop, but unfortunately the popcorn itself won’t be colorful! Read below to see how to make these pink popcorn heart pops — an exclusive craft for The Good Stuff!
- Popcorn kernels (⅓ cup per Valentine)
- Red (or pink) liquid food coloring
- Plastic Ziploc bag
- Bakers twine
- Mini milk jug or other small bottle
- Free printable
- Place the popcorn kernels in a plastic bag. Add about a ¼ cup of water, or enough so that the kernels are submerged in the bag (you can eyeball it and add the water right from the tap).
- Add about 15 drops of food coloring and 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Add less food coloring for a lighter/pinker color.
- Shake the bag so the kernels and dye are well-mixed. Unzip the top of the bag and allow to sit open overnight.
- Remove the popcorn kernels with a slotted (or regular spoon) and allow to dry completely on a paper towel.
- Place the kernels into the milk jug or other glass bottle and add the lid.
- Print out the “You Make My Heart POP” template onto cardstock. Cut out the heart along the line.
- Polk a small hole in the heart using a yarn thread or fork teeth. Thread the bakers twine through, and tie around the top of your jug or jar.
See more love-filled Valentine’s Day crafts that aren’t cards here!