This is an instructable on how to set up a Christmas treasure hunt for your kids, family, or spouse. The treasure hunt doesn’t have to be with a Christmas present, it could be a birthday present or anything like that. This instructable doesn’t cost a lot of money, just a present or stocking, paper, a pen, a mind, and maybe string.
Step 1: The Easy Way
1. A present or stocking
2. Some paper for clues
3. A pen or pencil for writing your clues
4. String (for step #4. a whole different concept of a treasure hunt)
5. A brain
6. Whoever is doing the treasure hunt
I love this Instructable. i am going to do this for either my parents, my bother, or i will beg my parents to do this. i love this kind of thing, but i think my parents think that i am too old for them:( o well. i will do it for someone.
My oldest sister used to make these for me all the time – they were so much fun I didn’;t even need a prize at the end. Other ideas include drawing maps with fun instructions (Starting at the potted plant, go ten paces east, 5 paces north, and look up) and making physical objects into clues (one was a little plastic tiger with wings glued on top, which was a reference to the West African Tiger Fly featured in a particular favorite book – the next clue was tucked in the pages). If you had lots of time, you could replace a DVD from their collection with a near copy, after splicing a video clue into the middle. By the way, my inner grammar cop can’;t help pointing out that the el in taped on the el espejo is redundant.
yeah when i make em i put like boobie traps and a string and beam mess to get through and other obsticals
That is a really good idea of a treasure hunt. Does your sister still do treasure hunts for you, just a little more difficult? I suck @ spanish. thanks for telling me!
heh, cool instructable, i like it 🙂 i have to favorite this for next christmas. haha (favorited)
I did this exact thing with one of my girlfriend’;s presents this year. I took a big copy paper box, wrapped in brown paper. I wrote I GOT YOU A LAPTOP! on the outside. Inside was an old laptop I picked up, it’;s about 2 inches thick, weighs in at more than my guitar, and runs windows 98. Under that were 3 other boxes, numbered in order from 1-3. Box 1 was just a joke box, no clue in it. On the outside it said FRAGILE: Handle With Care so I crushed it and put in a box filled with nails and sprayed it with a bunch of nasty colognes/air fresheners to simulate a broken perfume bottle. Box 2 said Remember what’;s in this box! then there was a warning: This Box May Contain GOAT Inside I put a note that said GOAT SRSLY. Box 3 had a map which led her from the living room out to the kitchen, up to the window. The blind had a note on it that said Raise Me. I taped string on the outside of the window that said Follow Me in cursive, then led her outside, around my garage, back to the window, into the garage, to a locked toolbox. The toolbox had one of those word locks on it where the combo is a word. It was set to say GOAT, then next to it I put a note that said SRSLY with an arrow toward the lock.
The password was SRSLY, she opened it, inside was a box with For real this time. 3 on it. Inside was another gift box with her necklace in it. I believe she enjoyed it. I know I did. D Sorry for the long post, but I wanted to explain it in detail.
Awesome treasure hunt.
emquot;Any type of present would be good. quot;/embr/br/I tend to disagree. I would not be a happy camper if I followed a piece of string around the house just to find some new socks br/br/=pbr/br/Nice job.br/
I don’;t think someone would put socks at the end of a treasure hunt. but maybe they would get you these super cool socks that have a built in heater to keep you feet warm!