Mod Podge Treasure Chest for Kids

Kids will love personalizing their own Mod Podge Treasure Chest!

Mod Podge Treasure Chest - a personalized craft for kids to make

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Did you know that May 19 is National Mod Podge Day?!?

 

Mod Podge was created in the 1960s, and the title comes from the term “Modern Découpage”. Découpage is the art of decorating an object (pretty much anything!) by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it with layers of varnish or lacquer. These days Mod Podge has many different varieties, including gloss, matt, fabric, outdoor, sparkle, and many more! Over the years we’ve used it for all kinds of projects, including Craft Stick Photo Frames, DIY Wooden Tic Tac Toe, Sparkly Painted Rocks, Tissue Paper Votives, and more!

To join in the celebrations, I decided that we should take Mod Podge back to its découpage roots. We used the formula designed especially for kids – Mod Podge Wash Out – and bought an unfinished wooden chest from our local craft store (here’s a link to a similar one from Amazon). We painted the box first using Folk Art Ultra Dye.

Mod Podge Treasure Chest - a personalized craft for kids to make

Mod Podge Treasure Chest - a personalized craft for kids to make

When the box was dry, I found all kinds of pictures from magazines and instruction manuals for some of my son’s favorite things, and we were ready to start.Mod Podge Treasure Chest - a personalized craft for kids to make

He spread a generous amount of the Mod Podge on each side of the chest before adding the pictures. I included some stickers which he also put into position.Mod Podge Treasure Chest - a personalized craft for kids to make

When he had added all that he wanted (I had hoped he would cover more of the box than he did – but this was enough for him), we added a layer of Mod Podge over the top to seal everything in place.Mod Podge Treasure Chest - a personalized craft for kids to make

It only needed one coat but you can see how glossy and smooth the top looks in this photo!Mod Podge Treasure Chest - a personalized craft for kids to make

Then it was ready for him to load up with his treasure – but preferably not so much that he couldn’t close it… 🙂

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Want to try Mod Podge for the first time? Check out this 11-piece starter kit! And don’t forget to head over to the Plaid Crafts Facebook page to enter the giveaway!

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