Slimer Popcorn and Ghost Trap Treat Boxes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #CatchMoreData #Ghostbusters #CollectiveBias Yeah!  It's time for another family movie night at our house.  Since we are well into October, we decided it's time to get into the Halloween spirit.  But I have little kids, and I'm a big ole' scaredy cat myself, so we wanted a ghost movie that would be fun, not terrifying.  None of us had seen The New Ghostbusters movie, but it sounded awesome for our family movie night.   When we watch movies, we always like to have a yummy treat.  So, I made "Slimer" popcorn in honor of the movie.  That wasn't enough though. I felt like Slimer popcorn needed something special to be served in, so I also made these Ghostbusters ghost trap treat boxes. 
Making the treat boxes was really easy and did not require any special equipment or material.
I started out with a black 12 x 12 piece of cardstock,  I used a ruler to mark my measurements.  I marked lines at 2, 4, 8, and 10 inches in directions and then turned the cardstock to mark lines 2 inches up from the edge on both the top and bottom of the paper.
To make life easier and to have nice clean fold marks, I like to score the lines with a pair of scissors.  Just make sure not to go all the way through the paper.
After scoring, the paper is really easy to fold along the lines.
Once all of the folds had been made, I cut out all four of the corners.
Then I cut the flaps just up until the fold line.  Make sure that you are cutting in the right direction.  You should be cutting in towards the center of the paper that has the folds at 2 inches up.
Then I formed the box by gluing the flaps to the end of the box.
For the details, I started by cutting (2) 1.5 inch x 7.5 in pieces of foil to glue to the sides of the treat box.
Then I cut a piece of yellow cardstock the same size as the treat box top flaps.  I marked and cut the yellow cardstock on a diagonal, then glued them to the top of the box.
2 half inch strips of red cardstock were glued right on top of the foil.  I also glued a red rectangle to the end of the treat box.
I was planning on having that be it for the treat box, but it felt like it was missing something.  So, I rolled up a piece of black cardstock to make a handle. I glued 2 small strips of black cardstock inside the newly formed tube so that I could attach it to the treat box with my glue stick.
Not counting the time I had to stop what I was doing to take pictures, the treat box took me about 15 minutes to put together.
Since my ghost trap treat boxes were to enjoy our Ghostbusters movie night, I needed to a treat to go in them.   I whipped up a batch of "Slimer" popcorn - green, apple flavored candied popcorn.  You can find the full recipe at the end of this post.
Because I was putting actual food inside the treat boxes, I lined them with foil (who wants glue getting on their yummy treat?)  Even though I used foil, wax paper or parchment would work also.
This size treat box along with this much candied popcorn is probably enough for at least 2 people.
 
I loved how everything turned out so I had to grab a photo with my new phone to share with my friends.  Isn't that a great picture quality?  Speaking of quality, you know who has an awesome quality phone plan?  Walmart Family Mobile PLUS, that's who.  The Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan includes unlimited talk, text, and data which includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE data plus a free movie on VUDU ($7 value) every month.  You get all of that for $49.88 per line per month.
This is the LG K7 phone which is currently on rollback from $89.88 down to $49.88. This new phone required me to get the nano starter kit for my service plan which is also on rollback from $25 to $19.88.  Regardless if your new phone requires a nano starter kit or a regular starter kit, it's still only $19.88 to get started with the plan today.
As I mentioned, each line on the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan gets a free movie every month on VUDU.  That's what we usually use for family movie night.  But as of today (10/11), The New Ghostbusters movie is out on Blue-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD.  What a fun way to get in the Halloween spirit with a movie that's not too scary!
 
The New Ghostbusters on Blue-ray has an extended edition with over 15 more minutes not seen in theaters plus over 3 hours of hilarious extras.  My little guy loved these ghost trap treat boxes, the Slimer popcorn, and laughing at the ladies getting slimed. You can pick up your copy of the movie at Walmart along with any other Ghostbusters gear you may need.
 
Something else you might be interested in: All customers who activate new lines on any rate Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan from 10/1-10/31 will receive a code providing a free download of the Ghostbuster VR Experience.  What's that, you ask?  The Ghostbusters VR experience gives users the unique experience of firing a proton pack and looking at ghosts straight in the eye. You can head to Walmart for a demo or make a Walmart Family mobile purchase to get your code.  Then visit GhostbusterVR.com to register and redeem the code.  You can download the app from the Apple Store or Google Play.  Pretty awesome, right? You can head to an in-store event to learn more about the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan, how to set up a new line, or if your'd like to find out more about Ghostbusters VR experience.  You can click here to find an event.
I loved using the treat boxes for Slimer popcorn to watch The New Ghostbusters movie.  To see what some of my fellow bloggers decided to do for their family movie night with The New Ghostbuster movie click here. Slimer Popcorn 1 bag plain popped popcorn 1/2 cups sugar 1/4 cups water 2 TBSP butter 1/4 cup corn syrup 3-4 drops green food coloring 1/4 teaspoon apple candy flavoring (can be purchased at most craft stores) 1.  Preheat your oven to 300 decrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 2.  Spray the inside of a large bowl with non stick cooking spray and add popcorn. 3.  Dissolve sugar in the water in a sauce pan over medium heat. 4.  Stir in butter, corn syrup, food coloring, and flavor and bring to a boil. 5.   Pour candy coating over popcorn and quickly toss using utensils (carefully, it will be hot.) 6.  Spread the popcorn in single layer on the prepared baking sheet and place in the oven for 10 minutes. 7.  Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the popcorn to cool completely. 8.  Break apart clusters to serve. 9.  Store leftovers in an airtight container.
 
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Hi, I'm Jordan - a work at home mom with 2 super fun little boys and a rising country star hubby. I love entertaining guests and want to help you make entertaining easy!

One thought on “Slimer Popcorn and Ghost Trap Treat Boxes

  • 2016-10-12 at 6:07 am
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    What a great idea for a treat box! Love the movie tie-in and how easy they are to make! [client]

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