Treasure Cave




About: Esp. like cartooning, making up my own stories, sets.

Imagine gold-hunting pirates, needing a place to stash their stolen treasure. That hidden lair might look like this, like pirates just came in a hurry and threw their loot anywhere. Jewelry, gold, coins, and a lot of odd objects are guarded by fierce idols that might wake up if anyone touches the treasure. Until then, they just sit there ice cold like rocks, frozen.

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Step 1: I Started With These Materials:

I used scrap cardboard cut from boxes, which I held together with staples and tape. I also had to keep certain other family members from taking over my cardboard for their own purposes.

Someone saw tape and staples weren't working too well, and gave me a hot-melt glue gun and some glue sticks. I loved that the glue held things together but it looked great as a medium too.

Step 2: Girl Cousins Donated Jewelry!

I looked all through my own house and found quite a few interesting odd objects that I added to the treasure. I didn't quite get permission for everything I found and used, so I did catch a little flack from some family-but too late, I had been a pirate. I also found interesting shaped small objects among my own old toys: legos and other toy parts. These looked great when they were slightly "buried" in glue, which I then colored with markers.

Step 3: I Scoured My House for Possible Additions:

I have girl cousins who gave me all their old, broken costume jewelry and I started my treasure with these. Other relatives saw what I was doing, and gave me some of their old jewelry too.

Step 4: I Discovered Craft Stores

My parents were afraid they'd lose more stuff so they took me to a craft store. I had no idea these were out there. Amazing stuff there. I discovered hot-melt glitter glue, colored glitter, glitter markers, cut glass gems-it was heaven. It was a great way to finish off.

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    10 years ago

    Hey, this is a great instructable and is very informative. Just one thing is missing... pictures! It really helps a lot when trying to follow directions so you should consider taking some photographs. Once you do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks! Thanks for the cool instructable and we hope to publish this soon!


    10 years ago on Step 4

    eric, avast there--you are some kind of crazy pirate! Love the treasure cave. Some of that stuff looks strangely familiar...

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    Reply 10 years ago on Step 4

    oops, used your password, so it came out like you were talking to yourself! Guess I'll have to subscribe under my own name--the wicked queen!!!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Wait, I think I got it-figured out to add pix for the steps too. Do you think its ready now?