Shark Valentine Box

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Don’t worry…this shark valentine box doesn’t actually bite. He’s filled with nothing but love…and valentines!

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Shark Valentine Box

Shark Valentine Box

I love coming up with new valentine box ideas this time of year and since we live just minutes from the beach, it didn’t take long to come up with the idea for this shark valentine box! Don’t worry though…like my dog valentine box and Baby Yoda box, he’s very friendly!

Not only that, he’s really easy to make! I’ve got a printable template for the fins and with the easy to follow tutorial, kids of all ages can make this shark box. Kids at school will have so much fun “feeding” the shark with valentines cards and candy! 

Just gather a few supplies and you’re good to go!

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

Shark valentine box
4.67 from 15 votes

Shark Valentine Box

Additional Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
This Shark Valentine Box will be the hit of the classroom when your little one brings this easy craft to school!


  • Wrap box in blue construction paper (I used a Capri Sun box)
    Box with blue construction paper
  • On opposite sides of the box, make a triangle for the mouth. I found that using a ruler made it easier, both for keeping each side the same size and for making the lines straight. Leave about 1/2 inch at the top and bottom of the box.
    Mouth for shark valentine box
  • Cut the triangles on each side and along the front to make the shark’s mouth.
    Shark mouth cut out of box
  • Using the white foam, cut in a zig zag across the length of the sheet to make the teeth.
    Teeth for shark valentine box
  • Glue teeth inside the mouth, on the top and bottom, with the hot glue gun.
  • Print the template and cut out the pieces. Trace on blue or gray craft foam and cut.
  • Use the X-acto knife to make a slit in the back of the shark. Insert bottom of fin into the slit and "cement" with hot glue.
  • Glue wiggly eyes to side of box near the mouth and draw gills with the marker.
  • Use glue to add the tail, then add the smaller fins to the side. That’s it…your shark is good to go! Kids will have so much fun "feeding" the shark with their valentines!
    Shark valentine box


We used hot glue for this project but younger children can use white craft glue. It just takes a little longer to dry.

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This little guy turned out super cute and makes a great valentine craft for both girls and boys!

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  1. Christina Null says:

    Just made this with my son! He is in 3rd grade, and we had so much fun making this together with the help of your instructions! Thank you so much for posting this and giving us a very fun and easy craft to do together!

    1. You’re very welcome! I’m so glad that you enjoyed it and hope that you and your family have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  2. Debra Donnelly says:

    5 stars
    I am SO glad I found your page. We needed a creative idea for a Valentine’s Day box. We just made this tonight. Ours is Great White or so he says.

    1. That is awesome! I’m so glad he had fun with it…and I love the Great White idea!

  3. 5 stars
    My son made this today. He is in 2nd grade and he made the tail in the shape of a heart. It turned out fantastic! Thanks so much!

    1. Why didn’t I think of that? That’s such a great idea and I’ll bet it was super cute! Glad it turned out so great for him 🙂

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