Pirate Treasure Chest Craft

Arrrr...me hearties! Get involved in talk like a pirate day by making a pirate treasure chest.  This simple 5 minute craft is perfect for young kids.  It's makes a great prop for pretend play or could be used for a pirate treasure hunt. 

 Egg carton treasure chest craft for kids

To celebrate talk like a pirate day on September 19th we have joined a blog hop hosted by 'Peakle Pie' to create a pirate themed day.  Scroll to the bottom of this activity for more details. 

To make a treasure chest you will need:

  • Egg carton (happy egg cartons are great as they are already a perfect colour for a treasure box)
  • Gold paint
  • Sequins
  • Treasure

How to make a treasure chest from an egg carton

  1. Peel any stickers off your egg box and paint two gold strips across the top.
  2. While the paint is wet lay on a few sequins.  They should stick to the paint. 
  3. Add a lock to the front of the treasure box and leave to dry. 

How to make an egg carton treasure chest

Get hunting for pieces of treasure!!!

Egg carton pirate treasure chest craft for kids

You might be interested in these links: 

For more pirate themed crafts activities and play ideas click on the image below or scroll through the list of ideas.

Salt Dough Pirate Treasure - The Gingerbread House
DIY Pirate Vest & Patch - Play Dough & Popsicles
Toilet paper roll pirates - Just Another Mom
Set Sail with this DIY Pirate Boat - The Resourceful Mama
It’s a Pirate’s Life for Me - Study at Home Mama
Pirate Colouring Pages - In The Playroom
Pirate Books for Kids of All Ages - Superheroes and Teacups
Treasure Chest Craft - Messy Little Monster
Pirate Sensory Bin - Life with Moore Babies
Pirate Preschool Printable - Living Life and Learning
Pirate Perler Bead Patterns - Brain Power Boy
DIY Pirate Gold - P is for Preschooler
Going on a Pirate Treasure Hunt - Play & Learn Everyday
Pirate Boats from a Cardboard Box and Movie Night - CraftCreateCalm
Treasure Alphabet Match - The Kindergarten Connection
Make Your Own Pirate Map - My Little Poppies
Treasure Map Grid Activity - My Little Poppies
Create a FLOATING Pirate Ship! - Milk and Cuddles
Pirate Puppet Craft -Sugar Aunts
Hidden Treasure Cupcakes - Emmy’s Mummy
Non Scary Pirate Books and Movies - Edventures with Kids
Gold Nuggets - Kelly’s Classroom
Fizzing Pirate Treasure Adventure - Preschool Powol Packets


  1. Arrr me hearties! We love this cute treasure box! Thank you for joining in with Pirates! Blog Hop on Peakle Pie :)

  2. These make perfect chests for hiding treasure! Arrr! (Couldn't resist... ;)

  3. Love this! We did X marks the Spot last year in preschool. It would have been perfect! Pinning this so I'll remember when that time rolls around again. :)
    Sinea from Ducks 'n a Row


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