Fall Centerpiece Craft Idea For Kids (4)

Fall usually comes with the beautiful colors of the falling leaves and the slight nip at your nose from the colder weather. Living in Florida, I see a few of those signs, but just on a smaller scale. This is why I like to decorate inside to mark the different seasons. Oranges, browns and reds as well as scarecrows and different colored gourds are always go-to-resources. However, this year, I wanted to teach my kids a little about Fall and get them to help me decorating!

Fall Centerpiece Craft Idea For Kids (3)

At my local grocer, they have packages of the decorative gourds. When I saw them, I knew they would be perfect for my centerpiece idea. They are easy to place and the kids could count them. I made the popcorn recipe below using the Good Cook round popcorn baller. It was super easy to make and the kids had fun arranging and rearranging the gourds. They also liked eating all of the leftover popcorn balls!

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Fall Centerpiece Craft Idea For Kids Popcorn Candle Holder #GoodCookCom
  • ¼ c butter
  • 10.5 oz of marshmallows
  • 1 package of yellow jello
  • 12 cups of popped popcorn
  • tea light candle
  • assorted gourds
  • plastic platter
  1. In the Good Cook batter bowl, microwave the butter and marshmallows on high for 1 minute.
  2. Mix in the jello until mixed evenly
  3. Add in the popcorn and coat evenly
  4. Using butter covered hands, stuff the popcorn into a round shaped Good Cook popcorn baller.
  5. Pop the popcorn ball out.
  6. I used my thumbs to press an indention in the middle of the ball to set a tea light candle inside
  7. arrange the gourds and the baller on a platter

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  1. That purple dress looks amazing. I think it would look good on any size woman. Also, purple is my favorite color.

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