My Mom had given me a shoebox for a past project, that I never did end up using. However, it worked perfectly for our treasure chest. The first thing we needed to do was to cover up any writing on the box. So we made waves out of blue paper and Carter helped tape it on. We covered some more lettering on the top sides of the box with blue paper.
Watercolor time! Carter was overjoyed to see me bring out the paint and paintbrushes. He started painting and I helped along the way. We decided to paint the sun that was printed on the inside of the box. After painting, I brought out the stamp stickers. Carter put the stickers on, above the sun design.
Carter scooped in the sand and added an octopus foam sticker, toy lizards, a lobster, shells and a beaded necklace. Our treasure chest was complete and Carter was entertained long enough for me to finish part of my Christmas card list.
This is definetly an activity we can put away and use again in the future!