Pirate Treasure Hunt

Pirate Treasure Hunt craft

Children love adventures, especially when they create them. Children map out adventures as they make a treasure chest and the clues to find it. Who knows what fun they'll dig up with their mates!

  • 1.

    To make the treasure chest, use the Model Magic® color of your choice to make a ball, then press it flat. With a plastic knife, cut out a base and four sides, then form them into a hollow box. Smooth the inside seams together to seal.

  • 2.

    Press out another flat piece of Model Magic. Curve and shape it over the box to make a lid. Put this piece aside until partly dry.

  • 3.

    Add details to both pieces of the chest while they dry. Use Crayola Washable Markers or other Model Magic colors. When dry, attach the back of the lid to the base using Crayola School Glue. Prop the box lid open until the glue dries.

  • 4.

    Choose your bounty, then make coins, jewelry, or gold bricks with Model Magic or construction paper. Draw designs on them with markers. Fill the chest with your pirate's treasure.

  • 5.

    To create a treasure map, use Crayola Twistables Crayons to draw and color a map of your neighborhood on construction paper. Trim and color the edge of the map to make it look old.

  • 6.

    Hide your treasure, then add a dotted line on your map to show the path to follow. Give the map to friends and see if they can really find the pirate's treasure.