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Mummy in a can Gift & Caramel Popcorn Recipe ~ Quick and easy Halloween treat idea

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Quick and easy Halloween treat idea

Thanks to Marcee for passing along this Super Thrifty gift Idea.

Supplies:

*Metal Cans
*Pliers
*Glue gun
*Toilet Paper
*White Paper
*Black Marker
*Plastic Bread bags
*Carmel Popcorn (Recipe below)
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Caramel Popcorn Recipe

5 quarts (or 3 times with the air popper)
1 cup of butter
2 cups of brown sugar
½ cup of Karo Syrup
½ tsp. of Salt
1 tsp. of vanilla
½ tsp. of baking soda

Directions

I make the popcorn in an air popper. I use two bowls. The first bowl is used for catching the popcorn; once the popcorn is finished popping the first time. I stop the machine. I shake the bowl so all the unpopped seeds fall to the bottom. I than scope up the popcorn from the 1st smaller bowl in to the 2nd larger bowl. I do this 2 more times with the air popper.

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I than melt the butter in a large pan on the stove top; once butter is almost melted; I add the brown sugar, karo syrup, and the salt; stir and turn the heat up so that the mixture boils. Once the mixture begins to boil, do not stir for 4 minutes. Once the mixture has boiled for 4 minutes remove from heat and add the soda and vanilla. Stir again. The soda will make the mixture bubble and turn a yummy golden color. Pour the mixture over the bowl of popcorn. Stir the mixture and the popcorn together. A REALLY large bowl helps. Stir until the mixture is attached to the popcorn. My kids like to eat it now, yet it will not stay for a long time unless the popcorn is baked. If you plan to store the popcorn, than you need to bake the popcorn.

 

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You will need two large cookie sheets with sides on them. Put ½ of the mixture on each pan. Bake for an hour on 400 degrees. Stirring every 15 minutes, take out of the oven and let the popcorn cool.

How to make the can mummies

Start with a used metal can from soup, beans, or anything. Make sure the inside of the can is not sharp. (If it is, please smooth it out with a pair of pliers.)

Warm up the glue gun. Next tear off an arm’s length of toilet paper. When the glue is ready, apply a nickel size amount of glue to the back side of the can. (The back is the side where the manufacturers attached their labels) Carefully attach the beginning of the toilet paper to the top of the can. Then wrap the toilet paper around the can until it is at the end. Glue the end of the toilet paper to the can. Spread the toilet paper out so the metal is showing. On some cans I added more glue to keep the toilet paper from slipping.

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I than drew two eyes and colored the iris in with black. I drew the eyes looking in different directions for fun. I cut the eyes out and attached them to the can with the hot glue.

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Decorate them

I insert a bread bag (found at Wal-Mart) in the can. I than put the popcorn in the bag while the bag is in the can, I fill until the popcorn is over flowing and I tie the bag shut with a knot. It makes the mummies look at if they have a hat on.

My family selects another family to drop these gifts off too. I park the car down the block; one child rings the doorbell and runs. The kids like to hide outside the house to see the reaction to the recipients faces. We then run back to our car and laugh at how much fun it was. We always leave a note, so they know it is from someone they know.

My daughter wrote the note this year: “You’ve Been Boo’ed”

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It is a fun family tradition!

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Caramel Popcorn Halloween Treat

Caramel Popcorn Halloween Treat 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Karo Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 5 qts Popcorn already popped

Instructions

  1. I make the popcorn in an air popper. I use two bowls. The first bowl is used for catching the popcorn; once the popcorn is finished popping the first time. I stop the machine. I shake the bowl so all the unpopped seeds fall to the bottom. I than scope up the popcorn from the 1st smaller bowl in to the 2nd larger bowl. I do this 2 more times with the air popper.

    I than melt the butter in a large pan on the stove top; once butter is almost melted; I add the brown sugar, karo syrup, and the salt; stir and turn the heat up so that the mixture boils. Once the mixture begins to boil, do not stir for 4 minutes. Once the mixture has boiled for 4 minutes remove from heat and add the soda and vanilla. Stir again. The soda will make the mixture bubble and turn a yummy golden color. Pour the mixture over the bowl of popcorn. Stir the mixture and the popcorn together. A REALLY large bowl helps. Stir until the mixture is attached to the popcorn. My kids like to eat it now, yet it will not stay for a long time unless the popcorn is baked. If you plan to store the popcorn, than you need to bake the popcorn.

    You will need two large cookie sheets with sides on them. Put ½ of the mixture on each pan. Bake for an hour on 400 degrees. Stirring every 15 minutes, take out of the oven and let the popcorn cool.

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Aprils FOOLS DAY pranks and ideas for kids.

April 1st is right around the corner, here is a fun and easy idea you might want to remember for later.

If you like this idea make sure you follow our April Fools Ideas board on pinterest. 1st photo
April FOOLS!
What a fun and easy idea to make for your family on April 1st.
This could be sent in their lunches, on the breakfast table, or brought to coworkers.
A fun treat!
IngredientsIngredients:
Yellow M&M’s
Mini stick Pretzels
White melting chocolate
Cut tip offThis is super easy and fun to make.
Instructions:
Lay wax paper on a baking sheet.  The wax paper is used so the chocolate will not stick.

1. Break the pretzels in half, so they are the correct size to fit on the white of the eggs. Set them aside for later.
2.  Pull out the yellow M&M’s and put them aside.
I used green too.  Thought it would be fun to have some Green eggs and ham too.
3.  Put a handful of white chocolate circles in a bowl.  Put the bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Stir.  Microwave for 30 seconds at a time until the chocolate is melted.
4.  Pour the chocolate in a ziplock bag and cut off the tip.
5.  Make mini circles the shape of an egg.  A handful of chocolates made 8 eggs.
Take the back of a spoon and smooth the chocolate out more.
Chocolate on the board6.  Place the M&M’s and the pretzels in the soft white chocolate.
7.  Let the chocolate harden.

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Hostess twinkie bunnies, Hostess snowball bunnies together, twizzlers, marshmallows, #hostesstwinkiebunnies, #hostesssnowballbunniesHAPPY EASTER!
Who doesn’t love HOSTESS Twinkies and Snowballs!
As a child my mother made these yummy treats for us to eat for Easter.
They are a great DIY ~since they are so easy to make!

Supplies
Pink construction paper
Scissor
Twinkies
Hostess pink snowballs
Shoestring licorice
Mini M&M’s
Mini Marshmallows
White Frosting
Hostess twinkie bunnies, Hostess snowball bunnies paper ear instructions , twizzlers, marshmallows, #hostesstwinkiebunnies, #hostesssnowballbunniesCut out the ears.
Hostess twinkie bunnies, Hostess snowball bunnies ears instructions, twizzlers, marshmallows, #hostesstwinkiebunnies, #hostesssnowballbunniesOnce the ears are cut-out, then follow the steps in the photos.
1st- Fold the ears together at the bottom of the ears.
2nd – Cut slits in the top of the Twinkies going from the front to the back (look at photo above)
Slide the folded ears into the slits.
3rd – Twinkies are ready for the faces to be added.
Hostess twinkie bunny, Hostess snowball bunnies, twizzlers, marshmallows, #hostesstwinkiebunnies, #hostesssnowballbunniesTo make the faces
Cut mini marshmallows in half-apply a small amount of frosting and stick on the Twinkie.
Find the color of mini M&M’s you like, and put frosting on the back and put on top of the marshmallows.
Cut shoe string licorice about 3 inches long and pull apart.
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This is what it looks like~ push in the center.  Put frosting on the back of the licorice.
Place on the Twinkie below the eyes.
Cut another marshmallow in half. Put frosting on the back and put on top of the center of the licorice.
Hostess twinkie bunnies, Hostess snowball bunnies ear instructions, twizzlers, marshmallows, #hostesstwinkiebunnies, #hostesssnowballbunniesInstructions for the Hostess Snowballs
Once the ears are cut-out, then follow the steps in the photos.
1st- Fold the ears together at the bottom of the ears.
2nd – Cut slits in the top of the Hostess Snowballs from side to side(look at photo above).
3rd -Slide the folded ears into the slits.
4th – Hostess Snowballs are ready for the faces to be added.
Follow the same for the whiskers on the Hostess Snowballs as you did for the Twinkies.
Hostess twinkie bunnies, Hostess snowball bunnies, twizzlers, marshmallows, #hostesstwinkiebunnies, #hostesssnowballbunniesDecorate the face  
Cut mini marshmallows in half-apply a small amount of frosting and stick on the Hostess Snowballs.
Find the color of mini M&M’s you like, and put frosting on the back and put on top of the marshmallows.
Cut shoe string licorice about 3 inches long and pull apart.
Put frosting on the back of the licorice.
Place on the Hostess Snowball below the eyes.
Cut another marshmallow in half. Put frosting on the back and put on top of the center of the licorice.

Have fun making these adorable treats with your loved ones! 

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