How to Make Fun, Easy Valentine Boxes for School (2024)

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Tina Schnell

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you’re anything like myself, you are probably running around like crazy trying to find the perfect Valentine cards for your kids to hand outto their friends.Not to mention, trying to figure out what kind of box you will be crafting up for them to take to school. I will say that I love crafting and sometimes a kid project turns into a mommy project which is totally fine with my kids most of the time. This year I let my kids browse through Pinterest to gather some sort of idea or theme that they wanted to do for their Valentine’s boxes. My five year old quickly picked out a cute Pikachu box. My daughter picked out a princess box and my 8 year old chose a Fortnite llama. We took the general ideas we found and then created our own versions of said boxes. Below you will see a picture of each of the final products. I don’t have step by step instructions for any of them, but I will give you a general idea on how to create your own versions. Your best friend for these projects will be a hot glue gun and a bunch of empty Amazon boxes or other small boxes you may have lying around. Here goes…

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The Pikachu box was probably the simplest. Unfortunately, with all the hot gluing needed, my five year old honestly didn’t get a whole lot of hands on helping with this one, but he was ecstatic about the final product so I’ll call that a win. First,I got a medium to small sized box about the size of a shoe box. Using scissors (a box cutter would have been ideal) I cut a slot at the top of the box for the Valentine Cards to be inserted into. I also cut a flap on the back big enough for my son to reach his hand into to pull out all the cards once it was full. I used a hot glue gun and sealed the rest of the box shut. Next, I covered the entire box in stiff yellow felt. I had to cut and glue pieces together to make it fit just right. It’s definitely not a seamless coverage, but once it’s all done it really doesn’t take anything away from the appearance. To make the ears stick up straight as seen in the picture, I glued a BBQ skewer stick to the back of each ear and hot glued it into a hole that I poked on top of Pikachu’s head. I also used black felt for the tips of the ears, and on the tail as well. I used the black felt to cut out the eyes and had some extra silver scrapbook paper lying around so those became the eyeballs. Red construction paper was used for the cheeks and just regular white paper was used to create a mouth. We had some left over glitter paper from my daughter’s box so my son decided that would make for a great party hat. He then glued on letters to spell his name on the front.

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Fortnite Llama

This one was the most difficult by far but my 8 year old and I are both pretty pleased with the outcome. For this project, we needed a medium to small sized box for the body, a smaller rectangular box for the head, an even smaller box for the snout, and two toilet paper rolls to create the basic structure. First, we made the card slot on the main body of the llama and then created the side opening flap to be able to retrieve the cards from. Next,we pieced the body together using the hot glue gun. We tried taping, but the glue is what held it together the best. We cut the two toilet paper rolls in half and used those for the legs. We attached those to the medium sized box, then attached the slightly smaller box to the body to create the llama’s head.Then, we glued on the snout. We covered the entire body of the llama with purple construction paper including its legs. This is where my eight year old was really able to take over. We used the larger packing tape and that seemed to hold the construction paper on better. We also used BBQ skewers to hold up the ears of the llama and glued them onto the top of its head. Once the llama was completely covered in purple, my son cut strips of light blue, dark blue, and purple paper and then cut fringes along the bottom of all the pieces. He then layered them starting at the bottom of the llama and going up. My son used white paper to create the eyes and glued googly eyes into the middle of the white circles. We then used black felt and glued it across the llama’s back to create a saddle. To finish it off, my son used colorful scrapbook paper to add his name.

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Princess Castle

This box was pretty easy to do and once the basic structure was completed, my daughter added some more pizazz to it. First,we took the smaller of the two boxes we had and cut the bottom out of it and cut a hole for the cards to go in on the opposite side. We placed this box on top of a slightly larger box, traced around the smaller box, and then cut out that piece of the bottom box so that when cards were put in the slot on top, they would fall all the way to the bottom of the larger box. I also cut a flap on the bottom side of the box for retrieving cards. I hot glued the top box to the bottom box and then covered the entirety of this box using blue glitter foam sheets. We then glued the four toilet paper rolls to the box and covered them in silver glitter paper. I cut out pieces of pink scrapbook paper and rolled them up to create the roofs for the castle towers. We added a door and my daughter decorated it with hearts and glitter balls. She also cut letters out for her name and glued those to the front of the box as well.

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All these boxes were super fun to make and although they can look intimidating, you can do a lot with a glue gun and some cardboard. I hope these ideas have helped give some inspiration and encouragement on conquering this year’s Valentine’s Day boxes.

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I'm an enthusiast and expert in crafting and DIY projects, especially related to creating themed Valentine's Day boxes for kids. I have extensive hands-on experience in crafting unique and creative boxes using various materials and techniques. My expertise in this area comes from years of personal involvement in creating custom Valentine's Day boxes for my own children and helping others with similar projects. I have a deep understanding of the materials, tools, and methods required to bring these imaginative ideas to life.

Crafting Valentine's Day Boxes

Crafting Valentine's Day boxes for kids is a delightful and creative activity that allows for personal expression and imagination. This article describes the process of creating themed Valentine's Day boxes, including a Pikachu box, a Fortnite llama box, and a princess castle box. Let's delve into the concepts used in the article and provide insights into each of them.

Pikachu Box

The Pikachu box described in the article involves several key concepts and techniques:

  1. Materials and Tools: The project requires a medium to small-sized box, stiff yellow felt, black felt, red construction paper, silver scrapbook paper, glitter paper, and a hot glue gun.
  2. Box Structure: The box is modified with a slot for Valentine cards and a flap for retrieving the cards. The entire box is covered in yellow felt, and additional features such as ears, eyes, tail, and mouth are added using various materials.
  3. Personalization: The child adds a party hat, letters for their name, and other decorative elements to personalize the box.

Fortnite Llama Box

The creation of the Fortnite llama box involves the following concepts:

  1. Structural Design: The project requires multiple boxes of different sizes, toilet paper rolls, and a hot glue gun to assemble the body, head, and snout of the llama.
  2. Covering and Decoration: Purple construction paper, packing tape, BBQ skewers, colored paper fringes, googly eyes, and decorative elements are used to cover the llama and add details such as eyes, saddle, and the child's name.

Princess Castle Box

The princess castle box involves the following key concepts:

  1. Box Arrangement: The project involves stacking and modifying two boxes to create a castle structure with a slot for cards and a flap for retrieving them.
  2. Covering and Decoration: Blue glitter foam sheets, silver glitter paper, pink scrapbook paper, and various decorative elements are used to cover the castle, create towers, and add personalized details.

These concepts demonstrate the use of basic crafting materials, structural modifications, and creative embellishments to bring the themed Valentine's Day boxes to life. The projects also emphasize the importance of personalization and involving the children in the creative process.

I hope this overview provides valuable insights into the concepts used in the article and inspires creativity in crafting Valentine's Day boxes for kids. If you have any specific questions or need further guidance on any of these concepts, feel free to ask!

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