Creativity 521 #65 – The Mystery Box

“A DIY activity is indeed a fulfilling feeling if  the outcome turns out very good. But what’s more fulfilling than that is the joy that you can see on the faces of those who will use it. This time, put a smile in your child’s face by simply creating this mystery box.”


I remember we were at a carnival last year and one of the station games was getting the kids to put their hands into a mystery box to guess the item. Angel queued up for her turn to play and when she started to reach out her hand, I was all ready to capture that moment. Alas, she hesitated for a matter of a few seconds, then started to whine, shook her head and even cried.

Yes, my brave girl who can hold a live prawn, stroke a python and go on the trapeze was actually scared of a box! It was then I realised that I could actually try to do something to help her overcome her fear of the unknown and turn this into a fun learning game too!

So, in this week’s Creativity 521, we made something very, very simple but I think it will provide us with hours of entertainment – A DIY Mystery Box!

What we used:

1) Empty tissue box
2) Cloth
3) Pipe cleaners
4) Scissors
5) Alphabet stickers
6) Double sided tape
7) Decorative tape
8) Glue

First, we used the cloth to wrap the tissue box the same way we would wrap a gift, using double sided tape to secure the edges.

Next, I cut a slit a the top with a width that was approximately the same as the box opening. To add some glitter and also prevent fraying, I pasted ..


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