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Any good tips for making popcorn into a solid mass? We will have popcorn in those paper popcorn boxes like you get at a circus. We want to make the popcorn like a firm mass instead of having it loose and possibly spilling out. Suggestions? Something we can spray it with or pour over it? Thanks
 

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Great stuff foam. Spray it in then add the popcorn. It won't budge.

EDIT: Keep in mind it will expand, so allow for that.
 

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Greetings,
I just did a project needing "solid Popcorn, so I can offer some help.
After you have your corn popped, put some in a plastic bag, dribble in a small stream of white glue all over and shake QUICKLY to coat it all evenly and I say quickly so it doesn't soak in to much on some pieces. Then you can just take it out of the bag and mold it as you need to for your projects purpose.
Good luck !
 

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Those are terrific ideas ! I was going to mention there is spray adhesive glue or polyurethane in a spray can but Aloetom's looks really promising.
 

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Or you could use the stuff model railroaders use for water, it's plastic beads you melt then pour it on and will really be solid.
 

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Caretaker of Eerie Manor
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Greetings,
I just did a project needing "solid Popcorn, so I can offer some help.
After you have your corn popped, put some in a plastic bag, dribble in a small stream of white glue all over and shake QUICKLY to coat it all evenly and I say quickly so it doesn't soak in to much on some pieces. Then you can just take it out of the bag and mold it as you need to for your projects purpose.
Good luck !
This sounds good! Thanks!
 

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Please post pics and the method that you used.

I have tried spray glue (3M 777) but all it did was "melt" the popcorn.

I manage a movie theatre and would be interested in some sort of "forever popcorn" :D Normally we just replace it a lot.
 

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Those are terrific ideas ! I was going to mention there is spray adhesive glue or polyurethane in a spray can but Aloetom's looks really promising.
That's what I thought.... coated them in wood glue first, the spray painted white, followed by a heavy coat of polyurethane...... Next day after putting it outside, the squirrels ate it all.

What I've found will work is packing peanuts, hit with a dremel to carve them into more popcorn looking shape. Glue together and then paint and clear coat.
 
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