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!
Do you need another reason to save those paper and plastic containers? I have now trained my husband to ask me first before tossing any cardboard and he puts up with my recycle hoarding pile in the craft corner because he knows and understands the potential it holds!
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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How to Make A Treasure Chest Craft
- 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.
- Add two strips of yellow washi tape on the top part of the chest.
- Decorate the washi tape with gem stone stickers.
- Fill it up with treasure, read a book about pirates and then use your chest in a pretend pirate play.
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- Paper food container or egg carton
- Brown tempera paint
- Yellow washitape
- Gem stones
This activity is good for kids 2.5 years and up . My kids are 3, 3, and 6 year old.
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