Bijou and I made a Magical Mermaid Treasure Chest for her to keep all of her under-the-water treasures in. I also have a post on how to make a Pirate Treasure Chest. For this Magical Chest we got a plain wooden chest at Michael’s Craft Store:
Then we got some paint and a piece of sponge. The colors we used were seafoam green, lilac, lavender, blue jay blue and lime green.
We covered the whole box with a sponge paint of seafoam green:
We used a hair dryer to make the paint dry faster because 2 year olds are impatient….and so are their moms:
All painted in seafoam green:
Here is the finished sponge painting:
Good Job Bijou!!!
Here are the stickers we used to put on the Mermaid Treasure Chest. I got them at Michael’s. We didn’t use all of them so I will save the left overs for another project:
And here is the “treasure” that I got to put inside:
Here is the Magical Mermaid Treasure Chest finished:
Here’s the inside…filled with shells, jewels, sea anemones, etc.:
Bijou playing with her Magical Mermaid Treasure Chest:
My sweet mermaid and her magical treasure chest: