Popcorn Art Accents

These easy popcorn art accents are highly motivating to writers and reward them for the work! In addition, they add color and charm to each child’s story. These popcorn art accents can be used with any writing prompt about popcorn!


For all of my writing classes, students write on bordered paper.  That way they can decorate the border around their writing with an art accent

You can print and use this paper as well.  Here is the paper for Grades K-2 and Grades 2-7.  Here’s a printout of a border with no lines to use with very early writers.



  1. Have your students use pen to draw popcorn.
Draw popcorn in the border around a story about popcorn
Draw popcorn around the border of a story about popcorn


2. Have your students use marker to draw a box of movie popcorn.

Watch the Pops!

3. Pop popcorn for your students to enjoy! To read the full post about my favorite popper, click here.

Children watch popcorn pop

4. Glue some of the pops around the border.

Children glue popcorn to the border of their story.

Writing Prompts!

Here are the prompts that I’ve posted so far are:

A Popping President-A Fictional News Article


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Fun Facts

Take this lesson a step further and show the kids how popcorn works. This 3 minute video shows how it works:

How Popcorn Works