Box Crafts

The mystery boxes box craft holds mysterious items.

Mystery Boxes Box Craft

Dive into the unknown with the mystery boxes box craft. After decorating a shoe box, kids challenge their friends to discover -- by touch only -- what lies inside the mystery box.

What You'll Need:
  • Shoe box
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Paper or fabric
  • Markers
  • Nature objects
  • Index cards
How to make the mystery boxes box craft:

Step 1: Tape the lid onto a shoe box and cut a hole in one end large enough to put your hand through.

Step 2: Cover the hole with paper. Cut eight slits in the paper in a star shape, so that you can put your hand through but the hole will still be covered.

Alternately, instead of paper, you can hang a small piece of fabric inside the box to cover the hole by forming a curtain.

Step 3: Decorate the box with markers.

Step 4: Put a mystery object inside the box. Try shells, rocks, driftwood, leaves, twigs, or cones. Make up a riddle or a poem to go with each object. Write it on a card and put it on the box.

Step 5: Let your friends put a hand through the hole and try to guess what the object is. After everyone has made a guess, let someĀ­one take the object out for all to see.

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