HALLOWEEN TUNNEL BLUEPRINT
Each year, we make a 50-foot winding tunnel for kids to crawl
through at our Halloween Bash. Our kids love it, and so will yours!
Here's how to build it.
We start collecting appliance-sized boxes early and call all
kinds of stores daily to get enough boxes. You'll need boxes that
are approximately the same size.
We have several youth group members design the path the tunnel
will take, and then we recruit other youth to help put it together
with duct tape. The youth place the tunnel entrance in the door of
a room and cover the door with fabric so the children can see only
the entrance into the tunnel. This adds to the mystery! They place
the tunnel exit far away from any building exits. Then they punch
small holes in the top of the tunnel so we can drop in candy for
children to gather as they go through.
During the Halloween Bash, youth monitor the tunnel at both ends
and allow children up to the fifth grade to enter it. (It's safer
to build a smaller tunnel for preschoolers.) When the first
children arrive, they're given three tickets to use in the
tunnel-one for each time. For the first hour and a half, kids use
their tickets, but during the last half hour, anyone can go in the
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