Dog Valentine Box (with printable template)

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Could this dog valentine box possibly be any cuter? Your kids will love collecting their valentines in this little guy!

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Dog Valentine Box

This time of year it’s all about the valentines! My youngest loves coming up with new valentine box ideas and is totally counting down the days until she can bring hers to school. 

Since Baby Yoda is all the rage these days, we made Baby Yoda valentines with a Baby Yoda valentine box to match.

Baby Yoda Valentine Box brick

I couldn’t stop at just one box though. With an upcoming appearance on Suncoast View, I’d need to make lots more and my girls chimed in with the idea for this cute dog valentine box.

Scroll to the end of this post to see my entire list of Valentine’s Day Boxes

Dog Valentine Box

Since both of my girls are obsessed with puppies, this was one of their first suggestions. I knew it would be fun to make but this little guy turned out even cuter than I expected!

It was pretty easy already but I’ve included a traceable template so you just have to cut it out, trace the pieces and glue. You can even customize your dog by changing up the colors. Make a white dog with black spots, a black dog with brown spots or even a pink dog with purple spots…totally up to you!

Ready to get started? 

Dog Valentine Box sq
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Dog Valentine Box

Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
This dog valentine box is the perfect craft for little animal lovers!




  • Start by wrapping your box in white construction paper and cutting a hole with an X-acto knife or box cutter. (I used a Capri Sun box just to give you an idea of the size I used)
    Box covered with white construction paper
  • Print template for tracing.
    Template for tracing dog valentine box
  • Cut out tracers and trace on craft foam.
    Tracing cutouts for puppy valentine box
  • Cut out shapes from craft foam (I started with the face)
    Pieces of craft foam to make valentine box
  • Use hot glue to put together the dog’s face and use a permanent marker to make his mouth.
    Putting together puppy face for Valentine box
  • Glue legs to the side of the box and use permanent marker for details, then add more "spots" to the dogs body.
    Dog legs for valentine box 680
  • You can even add a little tail if you’d like
    Dog tail for valentine box
  • That’s all there is to it. Now your child has an adorable dog valentine box to bring to school!


  • The amount of white construction paper you need to cover your dog will depend on how big a box you use. I used two pieces to cover the Capri Sun box and had some to spare.
  • Also, the time it takes to make this will vary based on the age & skill of the child (and also how much of a perfectionist your child is!)

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If your kids are dog lovers like mine are, they’re going to love making this valentine craft. It’s easy and lots of fun too!

Dog valentine box

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    1. Thank you so much! Hope you had fun making it 🙂

  1. thank you for making this working-mom’s project a lot easier! Turned out super cute for my dog-loving girl.

    1. You’re very welcome! I’m so glad to hear that it was a success! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  2. Thank you so much for the template! We used it for my son’s box for school. Super easy and super cute!

    1. I’m so glad you liked it! I hope your family has a wonderful Valentine’s Day!!!

  3. MORGAN BECKER says:

    We love the puppy idea! We think we might put the card slot on the top 🙂 Thanks for the template!

    1. You’re so welcome! I hope you have so much fun making it! 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Just made this with my daughter for her first grade valentine’s Day party! It turned out great! She loved it! Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much for sharing! I’m so glad she had fun with it! 🙂

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