Below is some information for medium obstacles. These obstacles are geared for escapees ages 6 to 10 years old. These can also be incorporated as an element in more advanced traps. Some posts include suggestions on adapting the difficulty rating of the obstacle. Click on the pictures below for details about setting that obstacle. Take photos of your trap, and let us know how it turned out!
From one simple item blocking the path for younger ones, to taller, more menacing obstacles for your older children, using furniture as obstacles are a great thing to include in your trap Christmas morning!
In any other situation, this sight in your stairwell would likely be cause for celebration. The kids would pull out a pillow or sleeping bag, and merrily whiz down the slide. But under these circumstances, this obstacles is sure to give them reason to pause.
Remember that game you used to play as a child, the one where you jump from one item of furniture to the next and wouldn't touch the ground because it was hot lava. Well this obstacle is reminiscent of that, with some noisy things added in for good measure.
Balloons by themselves are not that loud, but rub them together, and they become noisy, little things. This trap capitalizes on that by...
Escapees quickly learn to never just open their door Christmas morning. There are so many obstacles you can set up behind doors, they will never know if that swinging door is harmless or rigged to some noisy contraption.
A wall of paper, hung from ceiling to floor; imagine your child opening their door Christmas morning and instead of finding the hallway, it’s a wall of red and green, with little snowmen staring back.
With the lights dim, black thread and fishing line make nearly invisible booby traps. The thread can be used in a variety of ways that span all age levels. For example...
Jingle Bells are one of the best tools that trappers have in their arsenal. Not only do they add a festive touch to your Christmas Trap, but they are loud and almost impossible to move without making noise.
The problem with Jingle Bells is...