How To Make An Epic Halloween Treasure Hunt

Learn How To Make An Epic Halloween Treasure Hunt. I made this treasure hunt for my nephews and they went crazy – especially when following the glowing stones in the garden, it was so cool. I really hope you will make some pirates happy with this treasure hunt. I love making rhymes and riddles and you’re welcome to print the ones that I’ve made – no e-mail lists or anything required. Let’s make an unforgettable Halloween Party :D

Supplies;

Scrolls and numbers

Mystery box

  • Box
  • Zip tie/cable tie
  • Scissors or something to poke 2 holes in the box
  • Lock with a 3-numbered combination
  • Mini black light
  • Stones
  • A piece of thick paper
  • Masking tape
  • Brown and white acrylic paint
  • Glow-in-the-dark paint
  • Silk paper

Punch-a-bunch box

  • Cardboard box
  • Plastic cups (I used 15 in total)
  • Silk paper (white, purple, orange)
  • Small Halloween props

Balloon monsters

  • Balloons
  • Small airtight bags

Ghost Fishing

  • Branches /sticks (one pr. fishing rod)
  • String
  • Small Halloween props (one pr. fishing rod)
  • Small magnets
  • White silk paper

Treasure

  • Treasure chest / box
  • Plastic bag or similar if it’s likely to rain
  • Different Halloween or Pirate items – like spider web, LED balloons, spiders, small ghosts, pumpkins, golden coins and pirate eye patches (I bought most of the items on Wish.com which made it very affordable)
  • Bags of candy
  • Silk paper

General items

  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Clear tape
  • Glue and paper (for the puzzle)
  • A pointed pencil or similar (to help pirates pop the balloons)

 

 

Scrolls and numbers

  1. Print out the rhymes
    Halloween Rhymes (English)
    Halloween Digte (Danish)
  2. Make some strong tea
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  3. Soak the papers in the tea.
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  4. Once dry, cut them out and roll up the 2 mini scrolls
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  5. Roll up the last scroll
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  6. Cut the puzzle letter into puzzle pieces
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  7. Cut out some circles of glitter paper and write the numbers 1 and 3
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Magical wand

  1. Cover the base of a black light with thick paper and masking tape
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  2. Cut a hole for the on and off switch
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  3. Paint the paper with brown acrylic paint
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Mystery box

  1. If the box has a separate lid, tape up one side
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  2. Poke 2 holes and thread a zip tie through them
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  3. Make a slit in the top part of the box
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  4. Place some silk paper inside to fill up the box – then place the last scroll and the wand inside
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  5. Lock the box with the combination 3-1-4
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Glowing stones

  1. Paint some stones with white acrylic paint
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  2. Give them a coat with some glow-in-the-dark paint
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Punch-a-bunch box

  1. Cut out some circles of silk paper
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  2. Place the number 3 inside a plastic cup
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  3. Place the first mini scroll inside a plastic cup
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  4. Close with silk paper and tape
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  5. Fill a bunch of cups with small Halloween props, like spiders, ghosts and similar
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  6. Close with silk paper and tape
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  7. Use a cup to draw circles on a cardboard box
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  8. Cut out the circles
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  9. Stuff the cups through the holes
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Balloon monsters

  1. Place the number 1 inside an airtight bag
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  2. Place the second mini scroll in an airtight bag
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  3. Hide them inside two balloons and blow them up
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  4. Blow up a bunch of balloons and draw on some monster faces (preferably the day before the treasure hunt and fill them in some large bags)
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Ghost Fishing

  1. Find a Halloween prop and tape on a magnet
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  2. Thread some string around the prop, so that the magnet is facing downwards
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  3. Fasten the string to a branch or a stick
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  4. Cut out large circles of white silk paper
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  5. Place a piece of paper underneath, to avoid markings on the table, and draw on some cute or scary faces
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  6. Flip the paper
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  7. Find another magnet and find the side that pulls towards the fishing rod
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  8. Then place that side facing down and tape it to the silk paper
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  9. Scrunch up the sides and close with a piece of tape
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  10. Hide the pieces from the puzzle letters inside some of the ghosts
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  11. Fill up the bottom of the box with ghosts
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Treasure

  1. Line the bottom of the treasure chest with plastic (if it’s rainy weather)
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  2. Use silk paper to fill up the box
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  3. Add various Halloween or Pirate items, like spider web, LED balloons, bats, spiders, golden coins and pirate eye patches
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  4. Finish with some bags of candy and close the treasure chest
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How to do the treasure hunt

  1. Give the glue stick, paper and sharp pencils (or similar) to your treasure hunt helper, that will follow the kids along the way
  2. Give the first letter to your pirates in a distant room
  3. Place the punch-a-bunch box in the kitchen or bar area
  4. Go outside and empty your bags of balloons
  5. Once the kids are outside, place the ghost-fishing box and the fishing rods in the living room
  6. Once the kids are inside in the living room, take your bag of stones and the treasure out in the garden. Place the treasure and leave the stones on your way back to the house.
  7. Enjoy a bunch of happy pirates :D

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Best of luck

– Tineya


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