Be prepared for your student’s inevitable classroom Valentine’s Day celebration with a bevy of ideas for a treats box. Recycled materials are essential here, so set aside empty cereal, shoe, and tissue boxes this February in preparation for Valentine craft time. Source a few sizes of heart shaped templates, and you’re ready to attempt quite a few of the following ideas.
Fox Valentine Box
The Room Mom for Vaughn’s class is a sweet southern lady and when she asked me if I minded doing some “heads/tails” for the class party, I thought that was southern slang for odds and ends.
She actually meant heads and tails. And she’s just too sweet to say no to. So I obliged, even though I knew it would be a ton of work. She sent a pin to me of an idea, I recreated it, and figured I’d share it.
I started with a heart shape for the head, then added ears, a medium size for the face, and a small heart for the nose. I made one for each student, plus a few extra, and pre-glued them together. (There’s not enough time in the party for the kids to do this.)
I also cut the tails and glued on white fur on the end.
The kids will add eyes, other decorations, and a heart with their name on it. (Depending on what type of box they sent in will determine where their name-heart will go.)
Here’s a quick pattern for the pieces. Also, I picked up the red paper at an office supply store for 4 cents a sheet, which I thought was a pretty good deal.
I think these Fox Boxes are cute and can’t wait to see how the kiddos decorate and fill them!
Hippo Valentine Box
We have so much fun coming up with themes, and this year they decided to each do animals “eating” the cards. I wanted to share the “hungry” hippo we first created. We love it … tons, ha!
My kids enjoy playing with paper punches, so those are always a go-to when creating characters for eyes, noses, ears, etc. This cute guy came together so quickly with just two recycled boxes!
Start with empty tissue and cracker boxes similar to the ones shown. Remove the center plastic and sand the box exteriors for better adhesion. You can either paint the boxes (easier for kids) or cover with paper.
We also decided to paint the inside of the tissue box pink, but he’s cute without it, too.
Punch out feature details from assorted card stock and glue onto boxes. We used hearts, ovals, and petals as shown.
Cut out rectangle teeth from white craft foam and glue inside mouth opening.
Have an adult hot glue the two boxes together for final assembly.
DIY LLAMA VALENTINES CARD BOX
You might have noticed that Llamas are everywhere right now – pillows, wrapping paper, plushies and Valentines! We turned a plain white card box into a darling paper llama that the kids can use for their Valentines Day party at school! Use the free printable template for the pattern. All you need is some colored card stock paper, scissors and a glue stick. We even tied a little yarn around the llamas neck to add a little something special. This card box looks so cute with the Llama Valentines! Be sure to download the Free Printable Template here!
Trace patterns on colored paper.
Cut our llama pieces from colored paper (llama body, head, mouth and grass). Best to use the 12 x 12 paper for the llama body and head. Tape together the body and neck/head pattern pieces.
Cut a 2 inch x 7.5 inch piece from green paper. Use scissors to cut paper into grass. Just make sure to not cut all the way through.
Glue the grass on the bottom front of the box. Glue llama pieces onto front of box.
Glue the mouth piece onto llama and draw a little mouth using a black marker. Draw eyes as well.
Tie some yarn or ribbon around the llama’s neck.
Looking for more Valentine Card Box Ideas? Check out our other adorable Valentine Card Box projects and free printable templates here!