Welcome to Summer Fun 101 here at The Classroom Creative. We are kicking off thematic weeks for you all to fill your summer schools, homeschools, and camps with plenty of creativity and learning ideas. Let’s kick off the summer months with PIRATE WEEK!
I’m all about crafting on the cheap. Years of teaching in underfunded schools will do that to you. After buying a boatload of strawberries at the produce stand (99 cents for organic strawberries!), I had a ton of those plastic strawberry containers. Even though we have recycling in our area, I always like to try to use upcycled materials for our craft projects. My youngest son he has developed an interest in pirates, and I figured this treasure chest would keep him engaged all summer long.
Of course, the teacher in me would also like to make this craft a little educational. Later in the week, we will have a great freebie for you that you could store inside these treasure chests! Stay tuned!
-empty plastic strawberry containers
-ripped up newsprint or junk mail
-gold acrylic paint
-thick sharpie marker in black
–treasure chest printables (skull, lock, and straps)
- Apply about two layers of newspapers and mod podge over the plastic container. Allow to dry completely to between Be sure not to cover the interior snaps of the lid. You will need about two layers.
- Paint gold.
- After paint dries, apply our printables and mod podge.
- After that dries, sketch in lines to fake the wooden planks on the treasure chest.
- Fill with trinkets and treasures! Ahoy!
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