On a recent trip to the movies the kiddos were squabbling over the popcorn. I generally try to head this off by buying one large popcorn and dividing it up into the cardboard drink carriers our local theater hands out. My children were arguing over who got which carrier and how much popcorn they had. That’s when another mom told me about a great idea she used with her own children for their trips to the movies. I thought it was a great idea and so I am sharing her popcorn bag craft idea with you.
The idea here is to have each child create their own popcorn bag at home before heading out to the movies. When your children have a personalized popcorn bag in hand, the chance of a popcorn squabble seriously diminishes. Before you head out to see that next big summer movie, give each child a good-sized paper lunch bag. Have them write their names on their bag and decorate it however they see fit. They might even draw something from the movie you are planning to see. Once you get to the movie theater, pour some popcorn into each child’s decorated bag. My children were very excited about this idea and there was absolutely no squabbling and everyone was happy, including me.
This idea was fun and easy to do. I love crafts in general, but it is fun to find a craft that has a purpose. Of course, the bags are only really useful once, but that just means it is a craft we will be repeating. My kiddos are already talking about the next movie and the next popcorn bags.
Do you have any ideas for making movie trips easier and more fun? Feel free to leave a comment. Share and let’s talk about it.