I recently finished a custom order for life-sized chocolate-covered popcorn, and I snapped photos while I worked to show you how to make your own.

To start, mix up a batch of clay made from one part white to two parts translucent. Roll out irregularly shaped balls to form the base of the popcorn pieces.

how to make fake popcorn

Next, roll out some of the excess popcorn clay into a snake and cut off pieces, again in different sizes. Attach these to the surface of the popcorn in a random arrangement. You can use a crumpled piece of aluminum foil to add some texture. Use a sharp blade to add a crosshatch pattern to some of the pieces you attached to the surface of the popcorn and in random spots on the popcorn base.

how to make fake popcorn


how to make fake popcorn

Use a dry paint brush to tint the raw clay with pale tan and yellow chalk pastel. Bake in a preheated oven for fifteen minutes.

how to make fake popcorn

Prepare a batch of polymer clay frosting (check out any of my tutorial books for instructions) and tint it chocolate brown. Use a stiff paint brush to coat the popcorn with chocolate, leaving some spots bare. Bake in a preheated oven for ten minutes.



polymer clay popcorn

Brush the chocolate portions only with satin polymer clay varnish. If your chocolate needs a little more depth of color, mix the varnish with grated reddish-brown chalk pastel and stir to combine before using.

DIY fake popcorn

Making popcorn in one inch scale requires a slightly different process. Learn how in this tutorial book. Want to learn how to make more miniature foods? Get free tutorials here.

Polymer clay popcorn by The Mouse Market