We were at Hobby Lobby last week when Short Pants spied some cute unfinished treasure chests in different sizes. He loves to dress up as a pirate, and what pirate doesn't need some treasure to bury? Being the sweet big brother that he is, he picked out one for Pita Pocket as well (smaller, of course - he's not that sweet).
First they worked on painting them. This was Pita Pocket's first chance to use the paints, and he really had fun:
Short Pants has mentioned that he'd like another pirate party for his upcoming birthday. Since my littles had so much fun with this I think I'm going to set up outside the day of the party and have a treasure chest painting table for all of their friends.