Acorn Child Care Centre employees Sarah Johnson and Kathy Burns spent more than four hours building an enormous Christmas tree made out of about 900 balls of caramelised popcorn.
Acorn Child Care Centre employees Sarah Johnson and Kathy Burns spent more than four hours building an enormous Christmas tree made out of about 900 balls of caramelised popcorn. Max Fleet

Popcorn tree a delight for kids

CHILDREN at a Bundaberg child care centre got a special surprise at their Christmas party yesterday with what is believed to be a world first - a 1.8m-tall edible Christmas tree.

Acorn Child Care Centre cook Kathy Burns said the tree was made of caramelised popcorn balls and decorated with garlands of cherries.

"We did a Google search and, from what we could tell, there have been smaller ones made but this is the biggest we could find a record of," she said.

Ms Burns, who said the tree was her "dream child", put it in a room with popcorn on the floor to look like drifts of snow.

The tree was made with 800 or 900 popcorn balls.

Ms Burns said the Christmas spirit had definitely come to the child care centre, with some of the older children also working on a nativity scene.

This week the centre also released its own cookbook.



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