Cool things to build in a cardboard maze?

I am in charge of building a cardboard maze for my churches "Harvest Party" (basically a safer, family oriented alternative for trick or treating). I have been doing this for a couple years, and last year we build a maze about 80x60 feet big (all out of cardboard an duct tape!).

So now we are starting to plan out this years maze. I was just wondering if anyone had some really cool ideas of stuff to put into the maze, or an interesting structure/passageway to add to the maze. Not sure about sizes yet, but I think this year we can expand the maze to about half the size of a basketball court or larger (so size does not matter). In the past we have done blacklights, strobes, etc.

Please no ideas about skeletons/ghosts/hauntings. This maze is for kids, and is an alternative to "scarier" halloween traditions. Keep this in mind as you post please.

Thanks, I am looking forward to your replies!
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bradyrox094 years ago
What kind of church is this? I'm going to guess either Southern Baptist or (snake free) Pentecostal.
I would incorporate some of the famous bible stories, like Throw a stone at golith instead of a milk bottle, Battle of Jericho, Coin/candy in fishes mouth. I would bible nerd it up
What kind of church is this? I'm going to guess either Southern Baptist or (snake free) Pentecostal.
I would incorporate some of the famous bible stories, like Throw a stone at golith instead of a milk bottle, Battle of Jericho, Coin/candy in fishes mouth. I would bible nerd it up.
astroboy907 (author)  thematthatter4 years ago
It's nondenominational, pretty close to both of those. I didn't know Pentecostal was snake free though.. Interesting :)
I'll pass them through (I'm actually not in charge as much as I seem.. I build the thing and design parts of it, but the actual theme decisions are not mine).
Bible Nerding is awesome!
My wife (and her family) is Pentecostal, and i joke on her about dancing with snakes. She has to sit in the very front of the church. And she hugs people.
I grew up Southern Baptist, my people are more comfortable sitting in the back. We don't dance, chew or drink.. In public.
On Sunday she sings up on stage, I run sound in the back.

caitlinsdad4 years ago
Any pics of what it was like last year? I'm just trying to see what you did with all the cardboard, was it for barriers/walls of objects. Is it indoors or out? Lighted or dark room?

Integrate a scavenger hunt along the maze, they have to pick up small objects hidden along the way, maybe puzzle clues and answers for a prize or figure out the key to get to the next part of the maze. Simple tasks along the way, like throw a ballon in a hole or beanbag toss. Have segments where you have to get past the "moat" only by jumping in a sack or three-legged/wheelbarrow with a partner. Look at any miniature golf course to get ideas. Timed event? Good luck.
astroboy907 (author)  caitlinsdad4 years ago
Working on finding the pics...
Pretty much it was a plain maze with cardboard as the walls/roof. About 3 feet tall (it was... tiny. I could barely fit through it). Indoors, darkened (but not pitch dark) gym. Hope that helps.
But this year we are pretty open to change and I'll see what I can do if anything requires a lot of change. We will be re-using a lot of the cardboard from last year.

A scavenger hunt sounds great, but might be difficult to pull off with 100+ kids going through it in a 3 hour period. Perhaps having a checkpoint kind of thing (answer a riddle, do a simple task, etc), with a person to let each person through to the next part of the maze...
Thanks for the ideas though! I'll discuss them with everyone helping, but I'm pretty sure we can get a few of them done. Keep 'em coming :)