We don't have a popcorn popper and someone gave me this great tip for popping it. I put 3 tblsp of kernels in a brown sandwich bag with the end folded over a couple times and placed in the microwave for a little under 2 minutes. You want to stay in the kitchen and take it out as soon as you hear the popping has stopped. This made about 3 cups of air popped popcorn. I added a little drizzle of butter and some nuts for extra flavor. I just thought I would share, this would be easy for older kids to learn how to make on their own instead of the microwave popcorn (you could probably use the bag over a couple times too).