Treasure Chest Craft Kit
Great Party favor
At our end of school pirate party, the children used these boxes to store the goodies they found in a treasure hunt. If you expect the children to work independently on this craft , I wouldn't buy it for children under 8.
October 26, 2010
The children loved the treasure chest. I decided to do most of the work putting it together because it would have taken awhile before the glue would dry. but had them put extra jewels on and it was really beautiful. I was really satisfied with it. All the children loved it and had a wonderful time..
October 25, 2010
Good product for the price
I just receive mine. I ordered 2 dozen which came in two separate boxes. The quality looks good compared to the price. It's sturdy enough and I'm sure the kids will love putting them together with help. I bought this for my sons pirate fourth birthday party. Obviously it's not meant to be thrown around. It feels like a medium weight cardboard material but you have to keep in mine you are paying about $1.38 per box and it comes with stuff to decorate. So it is good quality for the price. None of the kits came with gold balls. They came with small yellow round foam stick ons, which do look very cheap compared to the gold balls shown in the picture. When I call customer service they said that the package contains can vary and they don't have control over that.
But the interesting thing was one box came with solid gold coins, some of which were whole and some were halves like shown in the picture on the site, which was fine for me. But in this box 6 out of 12 boxes I couldn't close the latch because it either didn't line up or the lid or box was too pushed in that it wouldn't close. The other box came with gold coins with pictures on it like in the picture on the website, but they were all whole coins. It doesn't matter to me because I plan on putting all the coins in a bowl and letting the kids choose which they want which may work out well. Kids love choices. But in this second box all the boxes were great. They all closed. Maybe one or two at first took a bit to close but after trying them again I had no problems.
The best part about all this is when I called customer service to complain about the damaged ones they were really great about it. They are shipping me out another box of 12, since that's how they come, and I don't have to return any. So I will end up with more then I need but at lest all the kids will have a chest that closes and is usable to take home, which is the whole reason I decided to do this craft for the party. My only concern is that the party is in one week but they promised me that I would have it the Thursday before the party, so we will see.
August 16, 2014
difficult to attach pieces
Children enjoyed the chest but you must use glue dots to attach ribbon, coins and gems if you want them to stay. It is about a 30 minute project.
June 14, 2014
Awesome Treasure chests
Very pleased with how the treasure chests are. They are of good quality, and for reasonably priced.
May 22, 2014
really a treasure
these boxes are a great deal. anyone can decorate them even young children with supervision. They give you lots of room for your imagination to go wild. I used the shape stickers to heighten the bottom of the box, Another thing that impressed me was the sturdiness of these boxes.
March 21, 2014
Great craft idea even if coins are broken...
Purchased these for a birthday party craft. Only downer was that in each chest, half of the "treasure" was broken. The coins included were mostly halves, not whole coins. After throwing out the pieces, the kids had fun grabbing as many coins as they could to fill their chest!
December 19, 2012
Should have bought the damaged sets
We supposedly purchased the "good" sets of chests, but several had to be repaired with duct tape before we painted them. None of the latches really work right. We'll use them, but are disappointed we paid so much.
September 6, 2012
I used these for my son's pirate party. The kids found their treasure and got to put it in here to take home. I decorrated them myself since they were too young and I found using a glue gun was definitely faster than regular glue. I only got the gold balls shown in the photo in 1 kit out of 24. The rest had some ugly yellow foam dots to use that i just threw out. The ribbon was fine. Plenty of coins and jewels to make them look cool! The kids loved them. Only one out of 24 was squished so that the lid would not open/close properly.
June 28, 2012
I don't like to write poor reviews, but the quality is not what I usually get from oriental trading. Hardly any of the clasps actually closed and a lot of the corners were smashed in. It is a VBS craft, and I just hope the kids are not disappointed.
June 15, 2012