Nowadays, schools pretty much outlaw any type of food product. So, Jelly Bean Fear Factor is out. Feel Factor is my Fear Factor alternative for a non-food Halloween Sensory Game… Come on in, and I’ll show you how I made the boxes, and I’ll give you the down low on the game!
I was lazy last weekend, and only had white spray paint! So, I went with it! The kids helped me think of all of the white Halloween characters, and Voila’ The mummy, The ghost, and The skeleton Kleenex boxes were born! 3 White characters for Halloween! There should be 6 boxes total. You can double up on these designs or create 3 more Halloween characters.
For These 3 Boxes, You’ll Need:
- Tissue Boxes – I used the small, but tall! Such as Kleenex
- White Spray Paint
- White Foam Paper
- Warm glue gun and glue sticks
Additional Items For Ghost:
- White Felt cut into a 16 x 16 in. square
- Black Foam Paper, cut to the size of one of your box sides
Additional Items For Mummy:
- Wiggly Eyes – about 1 in. wide
- Gauze – I used one roll (from the Dollar Tree)
- Optional – Red Puffy Paint
Additional Items For Skeleton:
- Black and Red Puffy Paint
- Spray your boxes white. My husband just loves it when I don’t cover up the grass. 😉 I told you I was lazy last weekend
- Cut your foam squares out to match the size of your box top, then fold them in half and cut a V shape
- Open the fold up, and cut another couple of slits
- Glue to the top of your box
- I centered my felt, and glued it down
- Then I cut a couple of ovals out for the eyes, a bigger oval out for the mouth, and a couple of angry eye brows
- I decided it was too cute for fifth grade boys, so I ran down to my craft section, and grabbed some black foam. I cut that to size, and glued it down. It did the trick! He’s mean looking!
- I unrolled my gauze, and at the top of my box, I added a dab of glue
- I stuck the end of the gauze to the glue, and started wrapping the box!
- About halfway through my roll, I glued the eyes down, and then kept wrapping, covering portions of the eyes
- Try to go in different directions when you wrap – diagonal, then straight across, then back to diagonal, etc…
- And, add a little dab of glue every once in a while to help secure the gauze. You don’t want an unwrapped mummy!
- I finished him off with a little red stitch made with puffy paint
- I did this all free hand, and tried my best to make him scary
- My older daughter said that I looked like I had no idea what I was doing on the mouth! The truth is…I had no idea what I was doing on any of him/ I just kept adding more black cracks in his skin
- Good luck on this one…when in doubt, add more cracks!
Other supplies for the game…
- Paper and pen for guessing
Onto the Game:
Rules for the game:
- The kids will have to come up – 6 at a time, 3 from each team to sit in our Feel Factor Chairs
- They’ll be blindfolded, and asked to feel the contents of the box
- After they’ve had time to really feel the objects inside…They will have to guess the Halloween item inside
- The kids should guess what the objects inside represent, but you can give them a bonus point if they guess the gross representation and the true identity
- After the kids have all gone – we will tally up the correct guesses, and whichever team guessed the most correctly – wins
- I’m thinking with a class of around 30 kids, this should take up about 20 minutes
*you can have them write their guesses down on a Guess Pad of Paper that your provide or they can guess out loud like a true game show
What will we fill our boxes with?
These are the ideas we are using to fill our boxes:
- Peeled cucumber, quartered, then sliced – witch’s tongue! Picture a long U shape for each slice!
- Peeled grapes – the kids will have to guess, eyeballs!
- Pipe cleaners, cut into small sections and bent into a V shape – the kids will need to guess spider legs
- baby carrots wrapped in gauze – for mummy fingers
- carrot sticks – cut into spears – for witch fingers
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~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com