First I'll show you how to make the box that reveals the challenge to the contestants these are the supplies you'll need to gather:
a box (I use a smaller paper plate box but anyone will do!)
a lever(I got it from an old toy but if you can't find anything you could use a PVC pipe!)
fishing line (or thread!)
Step 2: Cut a square
Start by cutting a square on the front of the box using the X-acto knife, the size of the square will vary depending on the box, Then flip the box around and cut an access panel on the back.(so you can change the sign)
Step 3: Insert the lever
Next place the lever on the side of the box about half way and trace around it with the pen and cut it out with the X-acto, then insert the lever and cut two small pieces of tape then stick them to the sides of the lever.
Step 4: Make the mechanism
To make the dropping mechanism start by cutting a square of cardboard a little bit bigger then the front hole and set it aside, next attach the fishing line(or thread) to the lever by opening up the side of the box and securing the string with tape, then poke two holes in the bottom of the box (using the tack) right next to each other and run the string through them,after that all you have to do is tie the tack to the loose end of the string and your done!
Step 5: Set the box
to set the mechanism just press the tack through the bigger piece of cardboard then tack the card board to the box, this is the inside when the lever is pulled:
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