Corncob Popcorn Experiment

Corncob Popcorn Experiment. All you need is a corncob, paper bag, and a microwave. So fun! We visited a local farm a few weeks ago and after actually milling dried corn into animal feed, we were sent home with a cob of dried organic corn to make into popcorn. Did you know that it’s perfect for popping? I didn’t, so for us this was a true, yummy experiment. We put the cob in a paper lunch bag… Folded it up… And got soooo excited when it started popping in the microwave. We cooked it on the popcorn setting, which is about two and half minutes long. As with any other popcorn, open the microwave door when the popping sounds start to diminish. We opened it up for a peek, and it was gorgeous. We marvelled at how much popcorn came off of one little cob. The ends of the ear didn’t pop off and actually singed up a bit. N loved the whole process, right on down to eating the corn. Oh, and what do you think of the face paint? Pretty snazzy, right?! Won’t this be a fun activity in the fall months when dry corncobs are abundant.

Have you popped corn right off the cob?

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  1. says

    My grandsons and I tried throwing left over kernels into the campfire. I can’t wait to share this with them. Now…to find a place to get the popcorn on the cob.

  2. says

    I am cracking up at her painted face! I don’t know how many times I’ve taken photos of Michael and he’s all painted up for no reason except that it’s fun. Thanks for sharing your cool experiment!

  3. says

    how cool is that?!?! i didn’t know you could do that either and now will have to try it out! i’m a popcorn junkie!

  4. says

    Wow, I never knew! Ok, knowing how much my son loves corn on the cob and popcorn, I can’t wait to do this with him – popcorn on the cob! Of course, over here we’re just starting to get fresh sweet corn, so will have to wait a few months. Thank you so much for this post!

  5. says

    What fun! I love this idea. It almost makes me want to go out and buy a microwave to try it. Alternatively, we’ll have to borrow our neighbors! :)

  6. says

    I have always wondered if this really worked. Now I know it does and I will not have to waste those corncobs as decorations, I will be able to eat them too! You know I am all for eating, anything yummy and organic that is!
    Thanks for sharing this eatable experiment.