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witch's hands!

★★★★★ 5
a recipe by
Colleen Sowa
La Crosse, WI

We have been making these since I was a girl. My mother used to go all out for every holiday. One year my daughter and I made 300 of these hands to give out for trick or treaters... a fun project and something different to hand out. We could hear children yelling out to others, "Go to that house! They have cool treats!" *** You can also used already popped corn, Cheetos, Cheese balls, Fritos, etc... But popcorn is my favorite! *** I use food service gloves (I get them at the deli department of my grocery store) or I use Powder-Free surgical gloves.

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What a cute and creepy Halloween party favor! These are really easy to make. And who doesn't like popcorn?!

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★★★★★ 5
serves 4 hands
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For witch's hands!

  • 6 c
    popped popcorn (I prefer air-popped corn, but this time I used microwave popcorn, I have also used store bought pre-popped corn or Cheetos)
  • 20
    pieces Indian corn or candy corn
  • 4 lg
    powder-free surgical gloves or food service gloves
  • 4
    rubber bands, bread ties or pieces of ribbon (to seal the "hand bags")
  • 1 sm
    sharp knife (to poke a small hole in fingertips of gloves)

How To Make witch's hands!

  • Popped Popcorn.... This time I used flavored microwave popcorn... usually I make a lot of air popped corn with no flavorings.
    Pop your popcorn (about 6 cups when popped).
  • Surgical Rubber Glove or Food Service Glove
    Set out the food service or powder-free surgical gloves.
  • A knife in the glove, going to a finger, and poking a tiny hole to push an Indian Corn through to form a fingernail.
    Using a small sharp knife, poke a small hole in the tip of a finger in the glove.
  • This is showing a finger with an Indian Corn in one finger and a knife point making a small hole in another finger.
    Gently push an Indian Corn or candy corn through the hole in the fingertip to create a "fingernail".
  • This is showing a finger with an Indian Corn in one finger and a knife point making a small hole in another finger.
    Repeat until all of the "fingernails" are in place.
  • After all the Indian Corn is pushed through the fingertips, fill the fingers with popped popcorn.
    Put popcorn in the fingers of the glove.
  • Stuff the rest of the glove with popcorn.
    Fill the rest of the glove to form the hand.
  • These were made with surgical gloves and
    Seal the "hand bag" with a rubber band, bread tie or a piece of ribbon.