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Need ideas for touch and feel halloween boxes

5 years 10 months ago #172641 by nannyt
cooked and dried spaghetti noodles- dried veins
cut banana in half then long ways - demons tongue
cooked rice with raisins - maggots and snails
steamed cauliflower - brains
spoonful of sweet or dill relish -boogers
torn tortilla shell painted with small amount of vegetable oil - troll flesh

just to name a few that I've done - my kids loved these!
8 years 7 months ago #168758 by Rose H
Good one!

8 years 7 months ago #168752 by Anonymous
Replied by Anonymous on topic Need ideas for touch and feel halloween boxes
I make spaghetti every year and pour cool water over it and then put candy eyeballs in it (that are still in individual packages) and they love the slime haha. I have many kids come back each year asking If I have the
18 years 8 months ago #119749 by janlapke
I did this last year for my sons 2nd grade class. It was a big hit. The kids were totally freaked out.

Locate several boxes copier-paper boxes, etc. The boxes should be large enough to permit a hole to be made on one end so that a hand can reach in and feel what is inside. Copy paper boxes work well because of the lid.

Add a different spooky item to each box. Carefully, line up the boxes on a table or stack them on the floor so the sides with the hand-holes are handy. Drape a black cloth over the top of everything to conceal all but the front of the boxes. A few fake cobwebs, dust (cocoa or baby powder), and plastic spiders will add to the illusion.

As each brave guest reaches through a hand-hole to feel inside, be sure to mention what you think is in there...

And what is inside?
· eyeballs (peeled grapes or wet olives)
· intestines (wet cold spaghetti)
· liver (a half of a canned peach)
· skin (an oiled, soft flour tortilla)
· fingers (cheese sticks)
· toes (baby hot dogs)
· ears (green peppers carved into shape)
· teeth (unpopped popcorn)
· hair (an old wig)
· brains (freeze and thaw a big piece of tofu- soybean curd- and round off the edges)
· hand (Fill a latex surgical glove with water, drape it over a bowl to give it some shape and freeze it. Just before the party, stick it in a tray of dirt, sand, or rice so your guests have to feel around in the dirt for the "buried hand".)
· bones (save chicken bones from the next roasted chicken you have. Scrub them well before using.)
Remember everything should be cold or slimy and as gross as possible. Use your imagination to come up with other possibilities -- warm soft gelatin, corn syrup (better have damp paper towels handy), a doll's head ...

I also brought in gloves for the kids to wear. They had a great time with this one.

The following user(s) said Thank You: DLTedeschi
18 years 8 months ago #119748 by sarajojo
google it...lots of ideas on the web.
18 years 8 months ago #119747 by Skyview PTO Rocks
This has nothing to do with the original request, but the last post of fake nails reminded me of this.

For refreshments to sell or hand out, have you seen where you put candy corn in the fingers of clear gloves, and then fill the rest with popcorn, and then use a tie wrap to seal the end. Looks like a skeleton hand with pointed painted fingernails. It is a pain to force the popcorn down each finger, but really looks pretty good. Use gloves like the cooks wear for serving, not latex gloves like nurses wear.

Just a thought.
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