One of the scriptures on the top.
I am the secretary for Primary (basically, the Sunday School program for ages 3 through 11) at church. That means I keep assignments and papers straight, make sure all the teachers have what they need to teach the kids their lessons each week, and whatever else the Primary president and councilors ask me to do. One of the things I was asked to do was to make a treasure chest. Well, mission accomplished! Woot!
The finished product!
The treasure chest holds strips of paper for the kids to write their names on when they've read their scriptures during the past week. Then we'll link each strip to the other. By the end of the year we'll have a long chain to show how much reading the kids have done. The chain will be a physical manifestation of the spiritual growth the kids can gain as they read about Jesus Christ and his teachings each week. And of course the scriptures, being the word of God, are a treasure. Hence, the treasure chest. :)
The papers for chain making inside.
Basically, I took an empty diaper box, measured three inches down from the top and drew a line, box cut around that line to make a lid, used packing tape on the back to give it a hinge (of sorts), Mod Podged brown packaging paper (in pieces) to the outside, put several layers of Mod Podge on all sides except the bottom, printed out the scriptures and pasted them on, then hot glued all the "gemstones." Ta-da!
This would also be fun for a dress-up box or for a bunch of little pirates hunting for buried treasure! :)