Wednesday, September 22, 2010

How to Make a Pirate's Treasure Chest

In honor of National Talk Like a Pirate Day, Little J made a treasure chest.  This is how he did it...

Treasure Chest (found at Michael's and used coupon)
Sponge brushes
Natural sea sponge
Black,gold, and sage green acrylic paint
Pirate Stickers

Start by sanding the entire treasure chest and when you think you've sanded enough, sand a little more.  You want to get it super smooth.  Dust it off and paint it black all over.  You may need two coats. 

Once dry, use the sea sponge to sponge gold and green paint all over to give it an aged look.  Let that dry and place your stickers.  We didn't seal our last pirate chest and the stickers survived just fine, so we didn't seal this one either. 


sara said...

Yar, that be a fine place to stow yer booty.

Man I just don't get to talk like a pirate enough!

Christy said...

VERY cool!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

He did a great job, I love seeing little kids getting crafty! Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree! I hope you'll come back next week and link up again!

cathy @ NurtureStore said...

What a great job he did. He might like making an treasure map too - using cold tea to make the paper look old. Good fun for getting them to follow directions to scavenger hunt treasures. Thanks for linking up with the Play Academy - hope you'll join us tomorrow too. Cathy x