All homes have treasures – you just have to find them!

Colour and decorate the cartonView image slideshow

Let’s make a treasure box and a magnifying glass and go on an adventure! 

How to make a treasure box:

  • Step 1: Reuse an old egg carton as your treasure box. 

  • Step 2: Colour and decorate the carton (but not the top, as that is where you will be gluing your treasure map). 

  • Step 3: Get some paper to draw your map and cut it out to fit on top of your treasure box.

  • Step 4: Next, find six items (or 12 items if you want to do a big treasure hunt) to be your treasures.

  • Step 5: Think about locations where you can hide your treasures in your garden.

  • Step 6: Draw pictures of the locations and mark the spot on your treasure map with an X.

How to make a magnifying glass:

  • Step 1: Reuse some cardboard and draw the shape of a magnifying glass. Make sure it is big enough for you to hold.  

  • Step 2: Cut around your shape – be careful as scissors are sharp.

  • Step 3: Now you can look for treasures and discover other things in your garden. 

Now the fun part – how to go on a treasure hunt:

  • Step 1: Find a family member (maybe mum or dad) to look for your hidden treasures.

  • Step 2: Hide your treasures in the locations you have shown on your map, while making sure the other person isn’t watching!

  • Step 3: Give them the map to find the treasures and fill up the treasure box.

  • Step 4: How did they do? Were they super-seekers or hopeless hunters?

  • Step 5: Why not explore your garden to find some new treasures.


  • Do you want to make your map look really old? Make a tea stain to paint onto your paper.
  • Look at the treasure box in the picture to get ideas for your locations.

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