Halloween Mystery Boxes

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We had our big homeschool Halloween party this past Monday, I was trying to find fun activities for the kids to do and I remembered mystery boxes when I was a kid. Remember those? You stick your hand in the box and feel gross things like mummy eyeballs ( peeled grapes) and Frankenstein’s brains (cold cooked spaghetti).


I decided to use tissue boxes and some old fabric I scraps I had to make these cute Halloween mystery boxes.

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 First cut the bottom off of your tissue box, this will enable you to just place the box over mystery items.
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 Next, line your fabric up so that you have about 1 1/2 inches at the top of the tissue box and 2 inches at the bottom.
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 Apply a line of hot glue to the tissue box and glue your fabric to the back of the tissue box.
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 Fold the other end of your fabric to make a neat seam. Apply a line of hot glue to the edge of the fabric that is already glued to the box then attach the folded fabric to the tissue box.
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 Next cut the corners of the fabric at the bottom of the tissue box.
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Fold the fabric into the tissue box and attach with hot glue.
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Do the same to the top of the box.
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 Measure a piece of felt to the size of the top of your box and attach with hot glue all around the top edges.
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 Cut a hole in the center of the box for kids to reach their hands into.
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Last, throw on some decorations and you are done :)
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These are all the boxes that I created for our Halloween Mystery Box activity. I put spider legs (pipe cleaners) in the spider one, brains (spaghetti) in Frankenstein, eyeballs (peeled grapes) in the mummy and monster teeth (popcorn kernels) in the pumpkin.
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 The kids loved it and had a blast feeling all the gross stuff inside :)

Comments

  1. Jen B says

    What a cute idea for a party and those boxes are so cute! I might have to make these for our homeschool party that is coming up!

  2. says

    I love this idea for a kids’ Halloween party! I might ask if I can bring this in to my son’s daycare. They would love it, and it’s really inexpensive!

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