Easy kids craft: decoupage treasure box

Easy kids craft: decoupage treasure boxI don’t know about your kids, but mine? Mine are constantly finding and bringing home “treasures” that they just can’t seem to part with. The question is then how to store these little gems so that they’re both accessible and contained at the same time. Enter this easy kids craft, a treasure box that not only does it do the hard job of storing all the things your kids cannot do without, but it’s also a great craft project to complete together.


  • Mod Podge Gloss (you can also use the Kids Washout formula)
  • paper mache box (ours is from Hobby Lobby, and comes in lots of different sizes)
  • foam brush
  • squares of scrapbook paper (tissue paper would work, too)
  • glitter
  • paint

Step 1: The first step is to gather some craft paint and a paintbrush (we used a foam brush), and paint your box. Let dry.

mod lodged treasure box

Step 2: Once your box is dry, it’s time for the real fun to begin. I used a paper cutter to cut scrapbook paper into 1″ squares, and my 5 year old had a blast painting Mod Podge onto the box and gluing down the squares (Ok, I’ll admit it-I had a blast doing it as well!) After squares are Mod Podged down, let dry. If you want to overlap your squares, you’ll probably want to go back and repeat the process. If not, let dry completely and seal with one or more coats.

mod lodged treasure box

Step 3: And because a craft project isn’t truly complete until we’ve made an absolute mess, it’s time to add some glitter! Brush on a light coat of Mod Podge, and sprinkle glitter onto the top and sides of your box (we used gold and red glitter for this step).

mod lodged treasure box

And that’s it! This was such a fun and easy project to complete, and having a “crafting partner” was a lot of fun, too!

mod lodged treasure box

Easy kids craft- decoupage treasure boxThank you so much for letting me share this easy kids craft with you all today! You can find lots of other tutorials and inspiration on my blog, my facebook page, on pinterest or on twitter! Have a lovely day!


  1. says

    This is such a terrifically simple idea! One I wish I would have thought of sooner! When I visit home, I always make a cousin date and this would be perfect for him to do! Plus, he loves storage containers for some reason!