Kids Frugal Fun: Popcorn Hearts!!

Each week Momondealz brings us a fun, frugal and educational craft! January 19th was National Popcorn Day and with Valentines less than a month away, this craft is a delicious and fun way to celebrate both!

2 Bags of Microwave Popcorn
3.5 Tablespoons Butter
1 Bag of Mini Marshmallows
(1) 3 oz Strawberry Jello
Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter (or knife)


1. Pop both bags of popcorn and set aside.

2. Melt butter over low heat in a large saucepan.
3. Add entire package of marshmallow and melt, stirring frequenlty.

4. Remove from the heat and add 1/2 of the package of jello powder and stir.

5. Add 1 and 1/2 bags of the popped popcorn to the melted marshmallows and mix well.
6. Spread out on wax paper and cut or form heart shapes.

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8 comments… add one
  • Great idea. The jello makes it interesting.
  • The Jello is an interesting ingredient. Love this idea. Thank you!
  • I will have to make this popcorn hearts with my girls great way to spend time together!
  • Super cute idea! I love that my kiddos can participate as well :)
  • Cute! Popcorn is a staple in our house, I wonder if these would be ok with regular airpopped corn instead of flavored microwave popcorn? We will have to try it.
  • I cannot wait to try these
  • What a great idea for valentines day! Ill definitely be making these for my kids.
  • I think we are going to do this next month as a treat! thanks for a good idea!

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