DIY Scavenger Hunt Find It Game


Plastic Pill Box Upcycle
We recently had a camping family reunion and I was put in charge of a game for the kids.  Well, you know me.  There was no way duck duck goose was going to cut it, so I came up with this fun Scavenger Hunt Game that the kids had a ball with and played them through out the entire weekend.
Plastic Pill Box Upcycle
I found these Large Pill Boxes at the dollar store and thought these would be perfect for my game.
Plastic Pill Box Upcycle
I used Pure Acetone to remove the printed days of the week off of the Pill Boxes.  
(This tip is also included in my Why Didn’t I Think of That post.)
Plastic Pill Box Upcycle
Here are all of the pill boxes with the printing removed from them.  
I measured the inside of the lid so I knew how big to make each label.
Plastic Pill Box Upcycle
I tried to think of things they the kids would be able to find while we were out camping and put them into an Excel sheet so I could easily cut them out and put them inside the lids of the Pill Boxes.  A couple of the things I came up with were a flat rock, a soda can tab and a piece of trash.
Plastic Pill Box Upcycle
I glued the the printed sheets onto cardstock with a glue stick, laminated the sheets with clear laminate contact paper and then cut the squares out.
Plastic Pill Box Upcycle
I wanted to make each case a little different so the kids would be able to play several times without having to look for the same exact thing each time.  I glued the squares onto the inside of the lids using E-6000.
Plastic Pill Box Upcycle
So this is what the inside looked like.   
Plastic Pill Box Upcycle
For the outside lettering I used some scraps of brown vinyl, my big shot and Timeless Type Sizzlits.
Plastic Pill Box Upcycle
I love how they turned out!
Plastic Pill Box Upcycle

And the kids loved playing with them!

Bonbon Break


  1. says

    so cute and so well explained. I’ll have to do that with my grands and that will keep them busy, huh? thanks!!!!!!!!!

    (confession: I don’t like diy sites — cuz i don’t do diy stuff/diy crafty stuff — but I love yours)



  2. says

    What a fun idea! I didn’t know acetone would remove those letters. I’ve pinned it to try with my kids, and I’ve become your newest follower. I hope you’ll check out my blog for some kid-friendly activities we’ve tried this summer.

    Bonny @

  3. says

    This is fantastic! We are headed out for a week long camping trip in a few days and I’m going to “whip” these up first. Is there any chance you are willing to share your already finished spreadsheet? Or at least the formatting measurements? I can’t wait to explore your site some more! Thanks for sharing.

  4. says

    What a great idea! Thank you for sharing at Memories by the Mile’s Tuesday Trivia. Pinned it and be sure and check back for Friday’s features.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  5. says

    Such a great idea. And so handy to hold all the finds! I’ve featured this as a Craftastic Pick. Stop by and grab a Featured On button. Thanks for linking to the Craftastic Monday party at Sew Can Do:)

  6. says

    Hi! I recently wrote a Summer Activity bucket list on my blog and I gave you a shout out! You can check it out here if you would like!

    (all photos and page mentions were sourced and linked back to your original post.)

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