This easy valentine box is fun to make and perfect for collecting all those valentines at school. Plus, nothing says Valentine’s Day like a heart shaped valentine box, right?
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I love getting invited to make holiday crafts on Suncoast View because it gives me an good excuse to go a little overboard on my crafting! This year I’m going to town on cute valentine boxes and I’ve made everything from a Harry Potter valentine box to a silly SpongeBob valentine box!
Sometimes I pick up something at Michael’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 a fun Valentine’s Day craft…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!
Heart Shaped Valentine Box
Want to follow along? Here’s what you’ll need:
(1) 9×12″ Red sparkly craft foam
(1 each) Regular craft foam: white, blue, black, pink, red*
White construction paper (enough to cover your box…mine took one 12×18″ sheet)
Cereal or snack box
*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.
Since my piece of “sparkle foam” was 8 1/2″ x 11, I wanted to use a box that was on the smaller side. 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. Just click on the template images to print them out.
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 my shot glasses see anymore!
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 an easy valentine box for when you don’t have a lot of time).
Do you enjoy making valentine boxes with the kids? What fun boxes have you created?
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