Birthday Gift Scavenger Hunt

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Cricut

For Elliot’s birthday last month we got him some more Quadrilla marble run pieces and a new scooter. I didn’t have time/energy to figure out how to wrap an already assembled scooter, so I left it in the car and made a scavenger hunt for him instead.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • cardstock
  • envelopes
  • Cricut or other die cutting machine
  • Chore Chart Cricut Lite cart

I used the Chore Chart cart so the clues would be things around the house that he would easily recognize and be able to find, but you could do it outside with trees/bushes/flowers or whatever.

Cut out the designs, mount them on more colored card stock, number 5 envelopes and then place each envelope according to the photo above.

Elliot (and his dad and uncle) LOVED hunting for the gift almost as much as the actual gift itself. This was a really fun way to prolong the gift giving and create some more anticipation. Gus’s birthday is next month and he’s going to have to hunt for his gifts too, and this time I’ll add a few more envelopes.

Happy hunting!


1 Maren Brinkerhoff April 24, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Great idea! I love that this would make even just one gift into a whole party.

2 Shannon May 17, 2012 at 10:38 am

That is the sweetest idea for a scavenger hunt for a little person, EVER! Just so doggone clever, I think.
My kids are big, but I will share this idea for my nieces. :)

3 Katie June 29, 2012 at 11:16 am

What a wonderful idea! It’s great to see what other crafters have been doing with their die cut machines. I recently bought a die cut machine and I have had so much fun doing all sorts of projects and with so many great die cuts available the possibilities are endless. I had a butterfly themed party for my daughter’s birthday and I was able to find everything, from the butterfly invitations to the butterfly cupcake toppers at Lifestyle Crafts also has a blog with great project ideas.

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