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Spooky Halloween Mystery Box

What's inside the Mystery Box? Here's a fun, sensory and spooky Halloween game that will oooh and ahhh little guests. Children put their hand inside the box and try to figure out what spooky thing is hidden inside. The grosser the better! Let their imaginations go wild. 

Make several boxes and label them if you wish, or just let them keep guessing! We've provided some ideas for you below. You are sure to hear lots of screams and gasps as children try them out. 

Need some help filling your mystery box? Here are some creepy contents you might want to consider: cold cooked spaghetti for brains, peeled grapes for eyeballs, dried apricots for monster ears. pipe cleaners for spider legs, corn kernels for monster teeth and more! Be sure to place wet items inside a resealable plastic bag before placing them inside the box. See below for a full list of ideas.

Ideas for filling the Mystery Box: 

  • cold cooked spaghetti for brains
  • peeled grapes for eyeballs
  • dried apricots for monster ears
  • pipe cleaners for spider legs
  • corn kernels for monster teeth
  • yarn for monster fur
  • long sliced bananas for witch’s tongues
  • carrot sticks for witch’s fingers


  • paper box
  • paper
  • glitter tape
  • glitter glue
  • decoupage glue (recipe follows)

Decoupage Glue:


  1. Make the decoupage glue. Mix flour, sugar, water and oil in a pot and stir over low heat until well combined and smooth in texture to make glue.
  2. Cut paper to fit the width of your box. Use decoupage glue to adhere paper to box. Let dry.
  3. Embellish and decorate with glitter tape and glitter glue.
  4. Fill with spooky items.


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