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
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Hello! This might be a silly question, but did you have the kids guess the real objects inside, or have them guess what it was pretending to be?
Hey there. Thanks for commenting. This post is a few years old and boy does it need some tending to. I believe what we did was have the kids guess what the objects inside REPRESENT. You could really go either way though. It’s totally up to you. Another idea is to have them guess what the object represents and then have them also guess the true identity. Give them a bonus point if they can add to their guess the true identity of the object inside. Thanks again for the question. I will be sure to address this within the post.