Pirate Treasure Sensory Kit Goody Boxes for Pirate Party {Fun Crafts with Mom}

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We just had Sawyer’s 3rd birthday over this past weekend and it was so much fun! This year’s theme was a fun pirate party! When it came time to decide on what to make for the goody bag I decided I wanted to do something different this year. We’ve been having lots of fun with Sensory Kits lately and I wanted to make them for all the kids under 5 attending the party. So we made Pirate Sensory Box as our goody bag!

Pirate Treasure Box Sensory Kit Goody Boxes for Pirate Party

I bought the plastic containers I wanted to use at Walmart. Then I used my Silhouette Electronic Cutting Machine to cut all the names of the kids going. (Try promo code SPOTTED to see the latest discounts get applied!)

Pirate Ship Sensory Kit Goody Boxes for Pirate Party

I chose the font lw simple font by Lori Whitlock to download and use to personalize all the totes. I just used regular cardstock and then ran the cut outs through my Xyron Create-a-Sticker Machine. If I was to do this again I would purchase vinyl for the names to make them more washable. I love my Xyron and actually own it in two separate sizes.

Pirate Ship Sensory Kit Goody Boxes for Pirate Party

Then I used a pair of craft tweezers and transferred the letters over to the containers. To make them as centered as possible without actually pulling out a ruler I started with the first and last letters and worked my way in. I didn’t fully attach the letters until I was certain on placement. Once I had it how I wanted I just pressed along the letters and was done.

Pirate Ship Sensory Kit Goody Boxes for Pirate Party

I was so pleased with how they all came out. I also loved that I was able to do all this one night and have this as a stopping point. I always take on too many projects and have to start early on.

Pirate Ship Sensory Kit Goody Boxes for Pirate Party

Next I had to dye the rice. In total, I dyed 40 pounds of rice yellow using the recipe I shared earlier when we made Rainbow Rice. In the end, you will need roughly 30 pounds of rice to make 8 ten cup containers.

Pirate Ship Sensory Kit Goody Boxes for Pirate Party 40 pounds of colored rice

I combined it after with dried black beans.

Pirate Ship Sensory Kit Goody Boxes for Pirate Party

To give it a fun pirate theme I ordered some fun additions from Oriental Trading like jewels, pirate coins, and telescopes. I also got these cute little compasses from Hobby Lobby that the kids really liked.

Pirate Ship Sensory Kit Goody Boxes for Pirate Party

Sawyer finds them to be so much fun. When he plays with his we pour it into a larger container to play in and then offer hm measuring spoons and cups to play with it.

Pirate Ship Sensory Kit Goody Boxes for Pirate Party

Getting him to stay out of them all while I was making them was nearly impossible. He thought they were so much fun!

Pirate Ship Sensory Kit Goody Boxes for Pirate Party

Then when I set up at the party I placed each one at each seating along with a pirate hat, Pirate Sword with Eye Patch, and a Make Your Own Treasure Map!

Pirate Ship Sensory Kit Goody Boxes for Pirate Party

I was so pleased with the finished look!

Pirate Ship Sensory Kit Goody Boxes for Pirate Party

Have you thrown a pirate party before? I’ll be sharing more about Sawyer’s 3rd Birthday Party so make sure to stay tuned! For more fun craft ideas make sure to follow our Fun Crafts with Mom Pinterest Board! You can also check out all my other great Sensory Boxes here.

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About Jennifer

Jennifer, the mom behind the Mom Spotted blog, is located in Western Massachusetts. She has three boys, Johnny (15), Gavin (9), & Sawyer (3). She is married to her high school sweetheart. On Mom Spotted you'll find a fun selection of recipes, family fun, product reviews, and more! You can also find her on twitter @MomSpotted and Facebook.



Comments

  1. Emilie says:

    Those turned out absolutely amazing!! I wish my little guy was at Sawyer’s party. He would have had a blast. I love that you created a party favor that really can be enjoyed for a long time to come instead of thrown away after a few days.

  2. nicole dziedzic says:

    I so love the theme, i bet the kids had a ball with this! Great sensory kits to promote learning and fun! The pirate hats are adorable.

  3. deanna says:

    WOW! You put a lot of effort into that party. You go!

  4. Alicia says:

    This is such a cute idea for kids bday parties! My son has had a pirate party but not like this. Very cool!

  5. My son’s 15th birthday party was a pirate murder mystery party. It took a lot of planning but it was so much fun!

  6. LyndaS says:

    I have not thrown a pirate party, and sadly my kids are probably too old now. I am very impressed with your sensory boxes. So cute!

  7. Those turned out so cute! I love the things you put in them too, to make them even more fun for the kids!

  8. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Jenn, I am so impressed by this. What an awesome idea for the kids at the party! They must have loved it.

  9. SUCH a great twist on ‘goodie bags’ – and I LOVE that it’s something useful and not just ‘more junk’ for my house, you know? I bet the kids are still having a blast with them!

  10. Those are adorable! I know the kids must have adored having personalized goody boxes, especially when they saw all of the fun treasure.

  11. Jerry Marquardt says:

    If I am going to go the effort on a party, this is the one! I thank you for the information and tips on making this go right.

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