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Treasure box craft idea for keeping ‘burglars’ away!

Snail soup decoy - the ultimate treasure box craft idea!

1) It’s a disgusting tin of snail soup…

Snail soup decoy revealing the inside concealed safe!

2) …but no, it’s a secret safe.

Snail soup decoy with the concealed safe opened revealing the treasure!

3) The perfect place to hide your treasures!

Every boy and girl has treasures they want to keep safe – pocket money, a stash of sweets, trading cards (their Nintendo DS games) but why hide them in a conventional treasure chest, when you can hide them in a ‘Snail soup decoy’ – the ultimate treasure box craft idea for security conscious children!

This sneaky device looks like a tin of yucky snail soup – but pull on the spoon handle and out comes a steel plated secret safe (yes, I know it’s only cardboard). Guaranteed to confuse burglars, it’s also perfect for keeping annoying younger brothers (and sisters) out of their older sibling’s valuables!

How to make your own ‘Snail soup’ treasure box craft idea

With a bit of care this could make a great Christmas present, so to help I’ve provided printable artwork for the snail soup label and the secret safe, just click the download link below and follow the instructions. Good luck!

Easy to follow hand drawn instructions for making a 'Snail soup decoy' - the ultimate treasure box craft idea!

Download printables and instructions›

1) Collectable instructions – they are useful and they look good
2) Colour artwork – just print them out and start making
431 downloads so far, thanks everyone!

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17 thoughts on “Treasure box craft idea for keeping ‘burglars’ away!

    • Ha ha – yes, we’re lucky enough to have a big bowl of retro sweets at my place of work. My favourite, however, is the Sherbert Fountain! Thanks for the comment. Scott

  1. Seriously, Scott. You are a mad man. This blog is awesome! Everything about it screams, “Fun!” – I don’t have kids but your collection of creative and fun posts will pull me back for more! Love it!

  2. I’m new to your blog and I must say, your blog is very inspiring, great job. I like how you have presented your tutorials with all the hand drawings. I personally have fallen into a creative black hole and I can’t get up. Reading your blog has tingled my brain, I look forward to your next post. Happy New Year to you!

  3. Hi, I’m from Poland and I like art very much. I think your things are beautyful! That is amazing! I’m sure that it will be my favourite web!

  4. coolest,most amazing,incredibly fun, in L-O-V-E with this blog….first time here, but not my last ! Thanks for sharing this crazy mind of yours with us! (I mean that in best possible way!)

  5. Been following you for a little while now and I must say that you are amazingly brilliant. I devour your posts, reading every word and poring over every illustrated detail. Your children are beyond lucky. Keep it up. Please! :-)

    • It really is encouraging to hear from people who appreciate my blog and projects – it definitely spurs me on, so thanks, and I’ll endeavour to keep posting fun and interesting projects. Scott :-)

  6. Oh, I hardly have words for how wonderful this is! The spoon sticking out the top it a glorious detail.

    When I see a post from you pop up in my Google Reader, I jump in my chair a little. One of my very favorite blogs!

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