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Decoupage for Kids: Easy Craft Box

Want to try decoupage for kids? Start with a box to store knick knacks and toys! This easy kids craft is fun for children and parents alike.

Easy kids craft: decoupage treasure box

I 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 gems so that they’re both accessible and contained at the same time.

Enter this easy decoupage for kids craft, a treasure box of sorts. 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.

You can keep everything contained AND keep the kids occupied! This boredom buster is great for kids of all ages, and you can use things you already have on hand to make it. It’s a great opportunity to let their minds run free. Learn how to make it below.

Decoupage Box for Children

Gather These Materials

  • 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: Gather 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. 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 the 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: 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.

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 decoupage for kids is 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 box

Thank 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. I’d also love for you to visit these other crafts for kids to do at home:

Emily Adams

Tuesday 25th of May 2021

Hi, Thanks for sharing these great tips.

Amy @ StowandTellU

Thursday 12th of June 2014

Every little one should have a treasure box for their collection of magical finds. Such a cute and easy project for kids!!


Thursday 12th of June 2014

Kids can never have enough places to store their treasures :)


Thursday 12th of June 2014

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!