Halloween mystery boxes are always a great hit at Halloween parties. These ideas are fun and easy and are sure to add some excitement to your party. Try some ideas below:
Mystery Box – To make your mystery box you can use any small box with lid, such as a shoe box, hat box, cardboard box taped shut.
Cut a small hole in the top of the box or the front of the box only big enough to stick in a hand
Decorating the box:
Wrap It: you can wrap the box in Halloween wrapping paper, or Halloween tablecloth.
Paint It: You can paint the box in dark Halloween colors or even glow in the dark paint. You can use poster board paint, tempera paint or even spray paint.
Decorate You can add black glitter or stickers. You can even make it look like a monster by drawing teeth around the opening of the box and putting eyes on top. Be creative!
Signs You can make a sign to say what’s in each box or you can just let the kids stick their hand in and guess
What’s in the Box Ideas: Fun ideas on what to put in your mystery box. Use ordinary food products to put a little bit of fright in your box.
Brains: Cooked Spaghetti (after cooking drain it, pour it in a bowl then refrigerate it so it will stick together), Boiled cauliflower head, cold oatmeal
Dead Hand: Rubber glove filled with flour
Dead Skin: Banana peel, smashed up boiled egg whites
Ears (witches, werewolf): Dried apricots
Eyeballs: Peeled grapes, olives
Fingers: Microwaved hotdogs cut in half, small whole pickles, thin carrots
Fingernails: Almonds, sunflower seed shells, pumpkin seeds
Guts: Canned spinach
Heart: Peeled can tomato
Skeleton Pieces: Cleaned chicken bones
Teeth (dead man’s, witches): popcorn kernels, uncooked elbow macaroni, candy corn
Witch Hair: Corn husks, steel wool
Worms: Cooked spaghetti with a little oil
Spiders: Chenille stems (pipe cleaners) twisted together in the shape of a spider