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How To Make Guessing Box Party Game - Fun Shoe box Craft

Updated on June 16, 2014

Guessing Box Game From Shoe Box - Party Fun Game

Guessing boxes can be used as a family fun game or as a party games that children of any age will love to play.

Guessing box game is a very inexpensive way for kids to entertain themselves.

Guessing box is easy to make by using any shoe box. After making the guessing box, you can fill the box with interesting items that have shapes. All items have shape anyway. So items such as plastic spoons, bloks, sponge, small toy car, plastic animals and many other small items can serve as great fun especially as a party game.

You can also put different fruits and allow the players to guess by touch what fruit it is.

The players will have to put their hands through the box hole to feel or touch what is inside and to tell others the name of such item before bringing it out.

The players can be told to guess a specified number of items right to win prize.

When played as a family game, guessing game can be a great way to let toddlers learn names of different things. The parent or older sibling plays the game first and then ask the toddler to bring out each item, the adult can ask 'what is this called?' And then say the name for the toddler to repeat. | Source

Materials Used To Make Shoebox Guessing Box Game

  • Shoebox
  • Any circular object
  • Paint
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Pen
  • Piece of fabric
  • Sticky tape

Guessing Box Shoebox Tutorial

  • Get a shoebox that has lid
  • You can use any size of the shoebox
  • Get a sticky tape so that you can use it to draw circle or you may use the bottom of a normal tea cup to draw the circle.
  • Using scissors, cut out a hole around the circle you drew earlier on the side of the box. It is not easy to cut the circle on the side of the box, so you will have to cut the top down to where the circle is and use sticky tape to stick it back in place.
  • You can use any color to paint the outside of the game. Many people prefer using black color or any dark color.
  • You can draw, color or paint the lid
  • A small piece of fabric can serve as a curtain to cover the hole, so that players may not see the items inside the box. Use sticky tape to hold the fabric the fabric to the box.



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      Christabel Evans 6 years ago from England, UK

      Great to have you visit this hub Angel52. My little girl who is under two is able to name so many things using the guessing box game. I hope your granddaughter will learn a lot from it. Thanks.

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      Christabel Evans 6 years ago from England, UK

      Thank you wayseeker for commenting.It is indeed an easy and fun game to engage kids with. Thank you in advance for thinking this hub informative enough to link to later.

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      Christabel Evans 6 years ago from England, UK

      Thank you RTalloni for dropping in. It is really a fun game for family as well as party game.

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      Angelo52 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Good post. The guessing box idea sounds like a wonderful way to help my granddaughter learn new names of things. Voted up.

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      wayseeker 6 years ago from Colorado

      A very clever idea to create and easy and fun game. I also love how this is a way to spend time with young children and teach them at the same time. I'm currently building a hub where I am going to list a number of links to activities with kids just like this. I'll be sure to include this one!

      Great idea and a wonderful thing to share!


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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      This is a neat idea that could help toddlers develop some important skills. A guessing box has a lot of potential and your directions make it easy to involve a child in making one. Thanks for sharing this idea in an HP post!