Texas Hill Country
Popping Up Bluebonnets!
The bluebonnet is the state flower. Each bloom on the main stock looks like a small “bonnet” or hat worn by women in the 1800s. Read about the bluebonnet on the Texas Symbols page.
What You Need
- light blue construction paper or card stock
- crayons or markers
- popcorn, popcorn popper
- dry, blue tempura paint powder
- Copy the bluebonnet or trace by hand onto construction paper or card stock.
- Pop 2 cups of popcorn. While still warm from popping, shake into a big brown paper grocery market bag and add one-fourth cup of dry blue tempera paint powder into bag.
- Close top of brown paper bag tightly and shake. The dry tempera paint will stick to popcorn kernels and stain them various shades of blue.
- On your paper, color the leaves and stem of the bluebonnet outline with a green crayon or marker.
- Fill in sections of the bloom area with glue then glue each blue popcorn one at a time to fill in the entire area.
Create a field of bluebonnets on a bulletin board or wall space with your hand-made bluebonnets!