Pirate Treasure Chest Egg Carton Craft

Arrrr...me hearties! Kids will love being a pirate for the day and making their own pirate treasure chest craft!  This easy egg carton craft for kids is perfect for toddlers and preschooler to make and then use in imaginative play.  An egg carton treasure chest makes a great prop for pretend play or it could be used to collect treasure during a treasure hunt! 

 Egg carton treasure chest craft for kids

It would be really fun to make some paper bag pirate puppets to play with alongside this easy egg carton craft. You could even make some pirate swords so the kids can take on the role of being a pirate themselves. 

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 scroll through the list of ideas.

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
Pirate Preschool Printable - Living Life and Learning
Pirate Perler Bead Patterns - Brain Power Boy
Going on a Pirate Treasure Hunt - Play & Learn Everyday
Make Your Own Pirate Map - My Little Poppies
Treasure Map Grid Activity - My Little Poppies
Pirate Puppet Craft -Sugar Aunts
Hidden Treasure Cupcakes - Emmy’s Mummy
Non Scary Pirate Books and Movies - Edventures with Kids
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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