Elf on the Shelf: Pirate Treasure Hunt.
Our Elf on the Shelf scene for today is a pirate treasure hunt.
The elves have eye patches, bandanas, and tricorn hats on.
I think they look pretty cute.
Pepper has a hook on his right hand.
They found a treasure chest full of gems, diamonds, pearls, and more.
Pepper is holding a sign that says:
“Ahoy Maties! Yo Ho Ho it’s a pirate’s life for we.
Read the clue in the bottle so yer can find yer treasure too!”
There was a little note rolled up in the tiny treasure chest in the small bottle.
There were little gems in the treasure chest as well.
The note read:
‘To find yer treasure, seek the edible Pirate’s Booty’.
Behind the Pirate’s booty in our pantry were…
Discovery Treasures Unearthed excavation kits.
The kids were so excited!
The kids excavated them and found gemstones in each.
My kids loved this treasure hunt, it made for a fun morning.
Supply List for our Elf on the Shelf: Pirate Treasure Hunt
This is what I guess Pepper and Winter needed to create this scene…
Kinetic sand (or any sand)
fake jewels, treasures, beads, gems, etc. there was a black sock underneath so that so many were not required.
bandana with two small hair ties
paper and a pen
mini treasure chest
Discovery Treasure excavation kit (Pepper left a note that he bought them at Macy’s on sale for $4.97 ea)
How to put together this Elf on the Shelf: Pirate Treasure Hunt
I estimate that this is how Pepper and Winter put this scene together.
First, it looks as if they took a cookie sheet, and covered it with aluminum foil and kinetic sand. The used a little cardboard in the back to prop up the treasure chest.
Next, they filled a Kinectic sand treasure box with a black sock to take up much of the room and then put fake gemstones, marbles, and beads in and around it.
They used felt to make eye patches and hot glued them with a thin felt band.
They tied a cut piece of a bandana around their heads and secured it with a tiny hair tie.
They made a tricorn hat using a piece of felt and hot glue folding and gluing three edges up and together on the sides— making sure that they left enough felt in the middle (between the three sides) so that the hat fit their heads.
Pepper wrapped his hand with black felt and using a piece of twisted aluminum foil hot glued that into the black hand cup and then rounded the tin foil into a hook.
They wrote on a small piece of paper where to find the treasure and put it into a tiny glass bottle into a tiny treasure with tiny gems in it.
They wrote on a large piece of paper the message above.
They sprinkled some seashells around on the sand.
Then they hid the treasure, a couple of Discovery excavation kits on a shelf in our pantry; which they put behind the bag of Pirate Booty.
I suppose that this is what they did to make this Elf on the Shelf: Treasure Hunt scene.
I saw these kits on deep clearance at Macy’s for $4.97, so I bet that’s when they purchased them too.
My kids loved excavating their kits and finding gems in each one.
To see more details in this Elf on the Shelf: Treasure Hunt scene, check out the short video on this post.
To see more Elf on the Shelf ideas check out this post here. I’ll be adding more this December as well.