Halloween Mystery Boxes are a super fun Halloween game for kids to do at home or school parties. A Mystery Box is quick to make and adds a spooky and surprise element to the party. All you need are a few supplies you already have at home to whip these up for your Halloween party.
The great part about these Halloween Mystery Boxes which are also called Sensory Boxes is watching the kid’s reaction when they feel around inside the box. Their wondering is it really a Warlock’s brain or just spaghetti, is it a witch’s eye or just grapes?
A simple and easy Halloween game to add to any Halloween party or family night at home.
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How to Make Halloween Mystery Boxes
Step 1: Find an empty tissue box to use for your Mystery box. I started saving up the boxes about a month before and setting them aside or if you need them last-minute just take out the tissues and refill another box with them later.
Step 2: Covering the boxes up with construction paper (orange, black, purple) or any other fun stickers or things you have at home.
I created one to look like a Witch with a black hat and a green face. Another box I covered with black paper and used a white crayon to draw spiders on the outside. You could also use masking tape to look like a mummy.
Have fun with this part and make them your own.
Halloween Mystery Box Ideas of What to Put Inside
Step 3: Filling the boxes with different items for the kids to guess. Other than the food the rest of the items I find at the dollar store. Here are some of my ideas
- Peeled Grapes =Witches Eyes
- Cooked Spaghetti = Warlocks brains
- Witches fingers = Witches Fingers
- Plastic Spiders Rings = Spiders
- Candy Corn = Monster teeth
Note: If you are bringing this to a school party just make sure that these food items are allowed in class. Also, make sure no one attending your party has any allergies to these items because the kids will not be able to see what’s inside.
You could substitute grapes for squishy bouncy balls or water beads and Spaghetti for wet yarn.
Step 4: In front of the boxes put a label with what you want the kids to believe is inside.
For example – witches’ eyes, or monster teeth. After they feel around ask them what they think is inside.
I hope these Halloween Mystery boxes add to all the fun your family has this Halloween!!
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Let me know any great Halloween Mystery Box ideas you may have to add to these boxes. Leave your ideas in the comments so we can all learn from each other. I love hearing from my readers.
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