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It’s not just my boys and I very often. But, while my daughter spent the weekend with her grandma, getting spoiled with new shoes and coloring books, I wanted to make it a special occasion for Buzz and Jedi, too. It was a chance to really spend some quality time together.
It just so happens that I picked up The Boxtrolls at Walmart while I was out earlier that week. This DVD is sure to be a hit so hurry and get yours while supplies last! This movie, just released on DVD and Blu-Ray, wouldn’t be the same without popcorn, however. Thus, I also grabbed a 10ct box of Pop Secret Home-Style Popcorn. Family night movie night!
We have been so excited to see this movie, an animated fantasy/adventure comedy starring a community of funny creatures living under a city called Cheesebridge, who clothe themselves in discarded cardboard boxes. It’s got everything my boys would love; trash, villains, laughs, and kids who save the day! Clearly with such a fun movie, and to really make it memorable, you can’t have just regular popcorn.
You also can’t have just regular popcorn bowls to eat out of. No, with The Boxtrolls we need our fun Popcorn Monsters Paper Bag Craft inspired by The Boxtrolls. These regular brown paper lunch sacks are brought to life with a face as well as arms and a bit of creativity. We do love our friendly monster crafts!
Then we had to decorate our friendly Popcorn Monsters Paper Bag Craft, just like The Boxtrolls in the movie. That’s where Buzz, my artist, came in. He made a box picture just for me, which says I Love You Mom, and then he drew his own take on The Boxtrolls DVD cover.
I colored along with him, making a picture of popcorn along with a rainbow for my daughter. Because even though she was currently being spoiled on by grandma, I was still thinking of her. We’ll have to do this again when she’s with us!
This was such a great movie, for all of us. Not only did my boys get a kick out of it, but so did I. The animation was cute, the creatures were hilarious, and I love how they all banded together. Like family.
Popcorn Monsters Paper Bag Craft
- Brown paper lunch bags
- brown cardstock
- white and black paper
Cut your brown cardstock into small squares small enough to fit on the bags. You can get 4 squares out of 1 sheet of cardstock. Let your children draw and color their picture for their bag however they would like.
Cut your lunch bags in half, or just slightly larger than your pictures. Glue pictures onto the bags. With more brown cardstock, cut out half circles for your popcorn creatures heads. Color on a smile with crayon. Cut out large white circles for eyes, smaller black circles for their pupils and glue those onto the cradstock then glue it all to the very top of the inside of the bag. With the rest of the brown cardstock, cut out arms for each and glue those to the side.
Let it all sit to dry while you make your popcorn!
Butter Toffee Popcorn
With a Popcorn Monsters Paper Bag Craft that cute, we couldn’t have just any popcorn. As such, I popped up some Pop Secret Home-Style Popcorn and made Butter Toffee Popcorn, too. Pop up 3 bags in the microwave, then melt butter, corn syrup and brown sugar on the stove. Add in vanilla and baking soda, then toss it all to coat.
Bake in the oven at 225 degrees for about 45 minutes, making sure to flip the popcorn a couple of times through. Be sure you keep an eye on it! If you see it getting too brown, pull it out. I speak from experience here, as my first batch burned.
- 3 bags of Pop Secret microwaveable popcorn
- 2 sticks butter
- 2 1/4 cups light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup dark corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat the oven to 225 degrees. Grease a large baking sheet and set aside.
- Pop your popcorn in the microwave and add to a large bowl, making sure to remove any unpopped kernels.
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. When melted add the brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Bring to a boil while stirring. Once the mixture starts boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring often, for 3 minutes. The mixture will be slightly thickened. Take the pot off the heat and stir in the vanilla and baking soda.
- Pour the caramel over the popcorn and mix gently until the popcorn is evenly coated.
- Spread the popcorn out onto the baking sheet. Bake the popcorn for 45 minutes - 1 hour, stirring and tossing every 20 minutes. The popcorn will deepen in color and harden a bit as the caramel bakes and sets, but if it begins to look too brown take it out.
- Cool the popcorn to room temperature. Store in an airtight container or add to The Boxtrolls Popcorn Bags and enjoy!