Box Crafts

Mystery Boxes Box Craft

The mystery boxes box craft holds mysterious items.
The mystery boxes box craft holds mysterious items.

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 some­one take the object out for all to see.

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