This is a little cute mailbox for your home as decor (have your kids/family participate in sending little notes/drawings for your family throughout the month of February) or, great idea to start saving a box if your child's school requires a homemade Valentine's Day mailbox to be made for school.
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 1 mail box
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This is a Valentine's mailbox that I made for my neighbor girl. They had a contest at school and she won second place with it.
Instead of using the standard shoe box for your kids' Valentine's mailbox, decorate an empty cereal box instead. It fits better in their backpacks.
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I was wondering if anyone had any great creative Valentine box ideas? Pictures are great too to see the box. Thanks.
By Anne from Kansas City, MO
We created a different type of love bug using a hinged shoe box and a paint stick for a handle.
1 of 2 pics
Pic 2 - open mouth
Other hinged shoebox version
We bought a styrofoam bait bucket from the sporting goods department at a local Wal-Mart and painted the top brown and the bottom orange (like a terra cotta pot). We made tissue paper flowers and inserted them in the top with pipe cleaner. We cut a slit in the lid. Viola, a flower pot.
We used a postal service Priority box to make a Zune MP3 player. We attached a piece of yarn with marshmallows on the end for headphones.
You can do anything with crumpled newspaper and masking tape. My second grader wanted an alligator, after watching his brother a few years earlier make a shark. If they can draw they can sculpt and it is fun to see what they come up with.
Use some of your child's space themed artwork to decorate a tissue box. Now you have a fun, unique Valentine's Day card box.
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I'm looking for ideas for creative Valentine's Day shoe box designs for children's Valentine cards. I have a variety of fabrics and trim; ribbon etc., and I am looking for inspirations!