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Treasure Chest Craft
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A simple-to-make pirate's treasure chest made from a shoebox and paint. You can use this treasure chest at a child's party to hide the treasure in a treasure hunt. Or you can store your own treasures in this great box.


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Supplies needed:
  • A shoebox
  • Tempera paint
  • Brushes
  • Sturdy tape
  • Optional - string or yarn
Paint the box and the lid the same color. Let the paint dry.
Using another color, paint treasure-chest like decorations on your box (like straps and a place for a lock) . Or you can glue on construction paper. Let the paint dry.

Paint in the final decorations (like a keyhole). Let the paint dry.

Using sturdy tape, attach the lid to the box (put the tape on the inside of the box and lid).
Add any final decorations, like a two short pieces of yarn glued to the box and the lid; they can be used to tie your treasure chest shut.

You can now fill your treasure chest with goodies for a great tresure hunt.

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