What you'll need
Treasure chest template
Heavyweight scrapbook paper or cardstock
Lightweight scrapbook paper to line and trim the chest (optional)
White jellybeans, gold foil-covered chocolate coins, or other assorted candies
How to make it
Print the Template and cut it out.
If you want a chest that's lined, glue the two sheets of paper together back to back. Otherwise, skip to step three.
Use the glue stick to apply 2 or 3 scant dabs of glue to the back of the template. Press the template lightly onto the paper lining so that it just sticks in place and use it as a pattern for cutting out a chest. Be sure to cut along all of the solid lines, including the side tabs. Then make creases where indicated by the dotted lines on the template. When you've finished, discard the template.
To assemble the chest, first glue together the side tabs, as shown.
Next, glue together the side tabs of the chest lid so that the bottom edges line up evenly, as shown.
For the finishing touch, if you like, trim the edges of the chest by gluing strips of leftover paper lining paper on them. You can add patterns and you could even use this for different kinds of parties, like mermaid or pirate parties.