Need a cute, yet easy Valentine Box for school? Kids will have so much fun making this adorable heart shaped Valentine Box to collect their cards on Valentine’s Day!
I love getting invited to make holiday crafts on Suncoast View because it gives me an excuse to go a little overboard on my crafting! This week has been no different. I’ve made everything from Harry Potter’s Monster Book Of Monsters to Sponge Bob!
Sometimes I pick up something at Micheal’s without even knowing what I’m going to do with it. That’s what happened when I saw this sparkly red craft foam. I knew I could make something fun…I just needed a little inspiration.
When I started working on some of my other creations, it hit me. Why not make a cute heart shaped valentine box? I grabbed the foam and started cutting, making it up as I went!
Want to follow along? Here’s what you’ll need:
(1) 9×12″ Red sparkly craft foam sheet
(1 each) Regular craft foam: white, blue, black, pink, red*
White construction paper (enough to cover your box…mine took one 12×18″ sheet)
*I actually used red construction paper for the tongue because I liked the way it laid flat. You can use foam or paper, whatever you happen to have on hand.
Heart Shaped Valentine Box
Since my piece of “sparkle foam” was 8 1/2″ x 11, I wanted to use a box that was on the smaller side and this graham cracker box was the perfect size.
You’ll want to start by covering the box in white construction paper.
Next, cut a hole in the top to slip the Valentines inside.
You can cut out the shapes on your own, or you can print out this template and use the pieces for tracing. If you really want to make this an easy project, let your child color the pieces on the template and use them instead of foam.
Cut the red foam into a heart shape. You can use the template for this too but if you do it freehand, you can make the heart a little bigger.
Next, cut out the shapes for the features.You can use the template and trace the shapes. I’ve also found that it’s easy to trace glassware to make the circles. I used a shot glass for the small circles…now that I’m a busy mom, that’s the only action that shot glass sees these days!
Cut out the shapes.
Put the eyes together and glue to the face. Add eyelashes.
Glue the pieces of the mouth together and add to the foam sheet.
Finally glue the foam to the white box. I felt like it was missing a little something so I added some pretty red hearts to the box.
I love the way this adorable Valentine box turned out…so cute!
This was so much fun to make (and one of the easier valentine boxes if you don’t have a lot of time). Check out the hosts of Sarasota’s Suncoast View as they each make their own Heart Shaped Valentine Box! It airs Monday 2/5 at 4pm and is replayed again at 9am the next morning. Once it airs, I’ll share the link here.
Do you enjoy making valentine boxes with the kids? What fun boxes have you created?
More Ideas For Valentine’s Day
If you liked this post, you may want to check these out. You can also visit my Valentine’s Day page for even more crafts and recipes.