Camp Treasure Box

Camp Treasure Box craft

Wondering where to keep treasures at camp? Or how to celebrate Earth Day? Decorate a recycled box with leaf prints to store keepsakes from nature and from friends.

  • 1.

    Take a walk around the neighborhood or a park with an adult. Search for fallen, unusual leaves of trees or plants. Choose only those that are safe to handle. When you return, wash your hands.

  • 2.

    Cover your art area with newspaper. Paint a recycled box with Crayola® Washable Kid's Paint and Crayola Paint Brushes. You might paint the lid one color and the box another. (If the box has a strong design, cover it with paper and then paint.) If you are making this with a group at camp, for example, put your name on the box, too. Dry.

  • 3.

    Brush the underside of a leaf with paint. Press the painted side down on the box or lid. Use your imagination, various sizes and shapes of leaves, and different paint colors to create a unique design on your box. Dry.