Treasure Chest Craft for Kids

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INSIDE: Treasure Chest Craft for Kids an adorable craft for toddlers and preschoolers to make this summer or anytime of the year! Upcycle your food containers for this fun craft!

Treasure Chest Craft for Kids

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I mean you can turn a simple food container into a pirate’s treasure chest. If that is not great potential, I don’t know what is!

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Treasure Chest Craft for Kids

How to Make A Treasure Chest Craft

  1. Grab your paper food container or egg carton. Paint the entire outside of the container using your brown tempera paint. Add two coats. Let it dry.
  2. Add two strips of yellow washi tape on the top part of the chest.
  3. Decorate the washi tape with gem stone stickers.
  4. Fill it up with treasure, read a book about pirates and then use your chest in a pretend pirate play.
Treasure Chest Craft for Kids
Treasure Chest Craft for Kids
Treasure Chest Craft for Kids
Treasure Chest Craft for Kids


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  • Paper food container or egg carton
  • Brown tempera paint
  • Brush
  • Yellow washitape
  • Gem stones
  • Treasure

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 2.5 years and up . My kids are 3, 3, and 6 year old.

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