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
- Paper or fabric
- 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 someone take the object out for all to see.
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