Kids' Mystery Craft Boxes: The Perfect Cure for Cabin Fever

If you're like me, you probably have a lot of leftover bits and pieces from other craft projects. Wondering what to do with them? Make a mystery box for your kids! It's great for birthday parties, art classes, and rainy days.



  • Small empty boxes
  • Pom poms
  • Tissue paper
  • Mini pie tins
  • Plastic cup
  • Buttons
  • Beads
  • Googly eyes
  • Cork
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Feathers
  • Felt
  • Glue stick
  • A few crayons or markers
  • Whatever you have on hand!
pom poms

Step 1:

Gather all the materials you would like to put inside the box. It can be random or methodical.


Step 2:

If you are putting together more than one box, label each with a pretty number sticker on the lid so that the kids can choose box number one, box number two, etc.


Step 3:

Lastly, write an idea on a piece of paper to get each project started, and place it in the box. "Make an exotic bird!" "Create a friendly monster named Eduardo!" Anything to get their imagination going. 


Stack a few on a table for a neat party activity. Or stash a few boxes away and whip them out when the kids are looking for something fun to do.

Try out this fun craft with the kids!

About the Author

Wendy A. Gardner

Wendy Ann Gardner loves dogs, cats, chickens, and pets of all kind. One day she met a French Bulldog, which inspired her to create the Vicious French Bulldog plush toy, and the Naughty Naughty Pets were born. She formed her company, Scary Stories Inc., and began selling Dig Ivan Dig, Heedley Pecked Me in the Eye, and all the other mischievous characters in her line of unique plush...


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