Get surprise secrets from an ordinary box with this Art Attack!

You will need:
  • Small box with a hinged lid
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Sharp pencil
  • Modelling clay
  • Pair of rubber gloves
  • Cereal box card
  • Paint
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Newspaper
  • Stick glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Permanent black pen
  • Sticky tape
For this Art Attack, you'll need to find a small box that has a hinged lid.

The box needs to be big enough for you to fit your hand inside!
Start on the back of the box.

Draw a semi circle along the bottom edge, like this.
Now turn the box upside down, and draw another semi cirlce on the bottom of the box, so that it joins up with the first one.
Then carefully cut this shape out.

Remember that it's much easier to cut a hole out of a model or artwork if you first push a sharp pencil through it, into a ball of modelling clay.
This makes a hole that allows you to get a pair of scissors in - and makes cutting out much easier!
When you've cut the shape out, try putting your hand inside.

You can always enlarge the hole if it's too small.
Next, decorate the box in whichever way you like.

Before painting, why not add on some extra detail first? You could cut curvy L-shapes from card and glue them on to make corner brackets...
...and how about a couple of hinges on the lid?
A newspaper twist, stuck to a strip of card, makes a great handle.
Just glue it onto the box lid.
Once you're happy with extra detail, you can paint the box.
And when the paint has dried you can add on extra, final detail using a permanent black pen.
The fake hand is made using a pair of ordinary rubber gloves!

To make one of them look as though there is a hand inside, take a pipe cleaner and bend it in half.
Wrap it up in a piece of newspaper, to make a thin sausage shape.

Secure the rolled-up newspaper it in place with sticky tape.
Make five of these in total...
...then stuff the rolled-up newspaper pieces into the four fingers and thumb.
Fill out the rest of the hand by making a flat parcel of newspaper, and sliding that into the glove.
The pipe cleaners mean that you can actually bend the fingers, to make the hand look more natural.
Next, draw a line along the palm of the rubber glove, below the thumb.

Don't go too near the edge!
Use scissors to carefully cut along the line.
Reach inside through the gap and tape the newspaper fingers to the newspaper parcel, to give them a bit more support.
When everything's secured in place, put your hand in the glove and through the hole.

Remember, if you're using a left glove, you'll have to use your left hand, and vice versa!
Place the box on top of your hand, so that it fits through the hole, and so that the box rests on the palm of the glove.
Now it looks like your hand is holding the box!

It's a good idea to look in a mirror to adjust the box and hand to look just right.
And if you wear the other glove too, the trick will look even more convincing.

Try it yourself!