Fear Factor – Random Item Box

Posted: August 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

We were doing the Fear Factor series a while back.   During part of it, we built a box which had the following design:

The back and sides were blacked out.  The top was blacked out, with a single hole for the kids hand.  There was even cloth in the hand hole, so they couldn’t see into the box.   The front of the box was just plexi-glass.   So the kids in the audience could see what was in the box (random toys.  Just about anything with a texture).  But the kids sticking their hand in the box couldn’t see anything.  It was just their touch (and fear) they were dealing with.  Of course, we had a few worms, crickets, and maybe some night-crawlers.  Had a Saturday night run to the local bait shop.  It was great watching the older boys freak out when they had to put their hand in the box.


We didn’t have an aquarium, but this would have been a great starting place to build this project.  Marina LED Aquarium Kit, 10 gallon

I made a basic box.  Put wood on all sides (except the front).  Cut a hold in the top.  Added the cloth around the inside of the hole.  Then I cut an old piece of plexi (from an old-drum cage).  I had a ton of problems getting the plexi to screw into the wood.  I pre-drilled the holes, and even countersinked them.  But the plexi still split and cracked.  Very frustrating.

You can order plexi here:

Online Plastic Supply Acrylic Plexiglass Sheet 1/4″ x 24″ x 36″ – Clear

You can also order counter-sink bits here:

IRWIN Metal Countersink Drill Bit Set, 5 Piece

If you build (or have built) a similar game, I would love to see it…














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