Friday, December 5, 2014

Challenge #42: String Some Popcorn

When I was a small child, say under the age of 10 or so, we used to string popcorn in December.  Maybe you've done it too; taken a big bowl of popped popcorn (no salt or butter), a needle and a long piece of thread, and made a popcorn string to decorate your Christmas tree. Sometimes we used to put our popcorn strings on the trees outdoors, as food for the birds and squirrels.

If you've never done this before, I challenge you to give it a try!  It's really easy, all you do is make some popcorn, and after it has cooled off, use the needle to poke a hole and string each piece through one of the biggest, strongest parts.

If you have done this before, I still challenge you.  Do it again.  Do it with your kids, if you have kids of school age.  Don't be afraid they'll get hurt with the sewing needles.  They might prick their fingers a time or two, but they'll get the hang of it.  And I doubt a few finger pricks will kill anybody.

Even if you don't have kids, if you are a young single person or an older person whose children are all grown up, string some popcorn.  Drape it on a tree somewhere, either inside or outside where you live.

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