21 Cute Valentine Box Ideas

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Valentine’s Day is a happy time for kids in elementary school. Kids look forward to classroom parties all year long, and they always bring a pretty box to collect Valentines from their pals. These boxes are fun to look at and necessary for the party. Many parents, though, put off decorating these boxes until later. You’re just one parent who has put this off until the last minute. Don’t worry.

We understand that you have a lot to do and that getting a lot of work for these events might be tricky. Because of this, we’ve put together a list of easy, do-it-yourself (DIY) holiday box ideas for you to pick from. These ideas are great for last-minute planning because they are simple, cheap, and simple to put together.

You only need a few special tools or information to do these do-it-yourself projects. By following these simple steps, you can quickly make a pretty Valentine’s Day box with things like construction paper, stickers, and crayons.

We also have ideas if Valentine’s Day caught you off guard and you are looking for essential ways to celebrate, even if you only have a little time. There are many last-minute things you can do to make this Day one your kids will never forget. Spending time with them doing things they enjoy, making snacks, or sending them notes by hand can mean a lot. Make sure to make perfect arrangements or buy expensive gifts. Instead, focus on the value and pleasure of spending time with people you care about.

Even if you don’t have much time on Valentine’s Day, there are many simple ways to show love. With these easy, last-minute ideas, you can do the most important thing: make your kids feel loved and cared for.

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1. Penguin Valentine Box

Make a penguin Valentine box using a box, construction paper, tape, and stickers. Wrap the box in black paper, cut a slit for valentines, and decorate with paper cutouts. Great for penguin-loving kids, though adult supervision may be needed for safety and stability.

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2. DIY Cardboard Mailbox

Create a cute DIY cardboard mailbox using recycled materials for kids’ playtime. Follow simple steps to cut, paint, and assemble. Perfect for imaginative play and recycling old boxes creatively.

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3. Pokémon Pikachu Valentine Box

Create a DIY Pokémon Pikachu Valentine’s Day box for your Pokémon-loving kid’s school party. It’s easy to make using a shipping tube, paint, and cardstock. Perfect for imaginative play beyond Valentine’s Day!

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4. Pokeball Valentine Box

Make a recycled Pokeball Valentine box from an empty Poptart box, cardstock, and ribbon. Easy steps include painting, attaching paper strips, adding a button, and creating a card slot. Great for Pokémon fans!

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5. Piranha Plant Valentine Card box

Plaid Crafts challenged craft bloggers to make unique Valentine’s Card Boxes. Inspired by childhood, I created a Piranha Plant box using an oatmeal container, cardboard, paint, and Mod Podge. Easy to make and perfect for kids who prefer unconventional designs.

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6. Superman Valentine Carb Box

Discover 21 adorable Valentine box ideas perfect for kids’ parties and school events. From superhero-themed boxes to creative crafts, these ideas add a fun and festive touch to any Valentine’s celebration, especially suitable for young boys who love action-packed themes. Get inspired to create unique and charming Valentine boxes that will be the talk of the party!

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7. Minion Valentine’s Day Box

Kids will adore this Minion Valentine’s Day box for their school Valentines! Paint a shipping tube yellow, add overalls, a heart pocket, and a grungy-eyed goggle with a canning lid ring. It doubles as a fun Minion piggy bank after the holiday!

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8. Alligator Affirmation Box

Affirmations empower kids with positive self-talk. Craft an alligator-themed affirmation box using recycled materials, paint, and felt. Each morning, draw a joyful affirmation from the alligator’s mouth to foster confidence and positivity.

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9. Star Wars Darth Vader Valentine Box

Create an awesome Darth Vader Valentine box for boys (or girls) with a black shoebox, popcorn bucket, and Darth Vader mask. Easy steps include painting, taping, and attaching a cape for a fun Star Wars-themed project.

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10. Minion Valentine Box

We had a blast making this Minion Valentine Box, inspired by “Despicable Me 2”. With a large plastic container, purple paint, craft foam, and aluminum foil, it’s an easy and hilarious project. Perfect for Valentine’s Day fun!

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11. Butterfly Valentine’s Day Mailbox

Elmer’s sponsored this Valentine’s Day post, and we’re excited to share how to transform an oatmeal container into a charming butterfly Valentine’s Day mailbox. With cardstock, heart doilies, pipe cleaners, and Elmer’s glue, it’s easy and fun for kids!

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12.  Pugs & Kisses Valentine Box

During snowy days, I’ve been crafting with the kids and designed a reversible doll dress, simple with two fat quarters and bias tape. Also, I made heart garlands with scrapbook paper. Daughter’s Valentine box, from a Cheerios box, turned out cute! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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13. Valentine Box Robot

I am excited to craft a Love Robot Valentine Box with Plaid Crafts. Use an empty tissue box, Apple Barrel paints, and pipe cleaners. Paint the box, stamp hearts, glue on eyes and antennae. Perfect for collecting love notes!

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14. Raccoon Top Note Box

Create an adorable raccoon Valentine’s box using a tutorial for a fox box. Modify ears, paws, and mask to resemble a raccoon. Craft supplies and instructions were provided with stamp hearts for a festive touch.

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15. Cupcake Valentine Box

When Valentine’s Day sneaks up, quick DIY projects are lifesavers. Craft a cupcake Valentine box from household items like a plant pot and wrapping paper. Kids can personalize valentines with easy-to-make hedgehog and cupcake cards. Explore simple, fun ideas for a memorable celebration!

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16. Bumble Bee Valentine’s Day Box

Hallie’s excitement for school crafts is contagious. Using a peanut butter pretzel tub from Costco, they crafted a bee-themed Valentine’s box, a fun project involving glue guns and stickers. Hallie’s enthusiasm for crafting and sharing is heartwarming!

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17.  Valentine Gift Holder Ice Cream Cone

Encouraging kids to craft their own Valentine’s cards, these faux ice cream cones are a hit. Using Apple Barrel Craft Paint, the vibrant colors pop, and quick drying make it kid-friendly. Filled with treats, they’re perfect for teachers. Ready to craft? Here’s how!

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18.  Frog Prince Valentine Holder

Are you looking for a unique Valentine’s holder? Craft a Frog Prince from a milk container! With Apple Barrel Paints and Mod Podge, it’s easy. Seal with Mod Podge to prevent chipping. Add googly eyes, felt tongue, and glitter crown for charm!

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19. Puppy Dog Valentine Box

This year’s DIY Valentine card box has a Puppy Dog theme! Utilizing a corn dog box, cut the mouth opening, wrap it with tissue paper, and decorate it with cardstock. It was quickly done with or without a cutting machine. It’s a great last-minute project!

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20. Panda Valentine Card Box

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with a cute Panda Card Box! Use a corn dog box, wrap it, cut openings, and glue on a panda face. Add sparkle if you like. A fun project for kids!

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21. Dog Valentine Box

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with creative card boxes! Make a Baby Yoda, a cute Dog, or explore more ideas. The Dog Valentine Box is easy and fun, perfect for dog lovers! Follow simple steps and enjoy crafting with your kids.

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