Get over 40 ideas for Valentine’s Day boxes that kids will love to make! These unique Valentine’s Day box ideas are perfect for classroom, parties, home, and more – your kids will love these.
Skills Required: Beginner to Intermediate. Most of these are pretty easy . . . but some of them (like the ice cream truck) take a little more time and probably need parents’ help.
When I was young I took great delight in making my valentine boxes each year. I’ve been creative my whole life, and Valentine’s Day was one of those opportunities I always took to let my little crafty freak flag fly!
My mom always got into thinking about valentine boxes as well and would help me come up with some good ideas . . . then she’d buy the supplies for my execution . . . or get stuff out of the recycling bin.
I have to say my mom was really good at putting cereal/shipping containers and some store bought supplies together to make some really unique and creative Valentine’s Day mailboxes for us.
Of course she’d have the most brilliant ideas out of all of us, and then we would execute. It was one of those times that my four brothers and I would work together. We absolutely loved making our boxes!
Valentines Box Ideas
If you’re looking for some fun ideas for Valentine’s Day boxes for your littles, I’ve got some great ideas for you! While they look fancy, a lot of household supplies are used (including recyclables) and they are pretty easy to put together.
Because what we’re all looking for is a project that 1) is fun to create and 2) looks as good as possible for as little effort as possible. Well – maybe not all the time, but at least for children with a short attention span!
Surfaces You Can Use
Just about anything can be used to make these unique Valentine’s Day boxes! I recommend saving cereal boxes, shoeboxes, shipping boxes, oatmeal containers, magazine holders, paper plates, and just about any paper material you can from the recycle bin.
It’s fun to take a shape of a container and visualize what it could be. I like to do this with all sorts of crafts, but it’s especially fun for this type of holiday craft.
Paint to Use
For these projects (the ones that use paint), I recommend Apple Barrel brand. The reason is because it’s waterbase, acrylic, and made in the USA. It’s safe for kids and easy to clean up. Plus it’s budget friendly!
These homemade Valentine’s Day boxes are going to thrill your kids. And probably you as well. If you make one to take to work and put on your desk, I won’t blame you. Check out the ideas below!
Valentine's Day Boxes
Get Valentine's Day box ideas that both kids and adults are going to love to make! Perfect for the classroom.
Not everyone is looking for something over the top to collect their valentine cards, but that doesn't mean you don't want something unique! This simple mailbox is perfectly easy to make but still stands out!
A template is provided is the post so you can make a mermaid tail card box for your valentine's! It would be a hit for a Valentine's Day party! Plus you can throw in a little Mod Podge Sparkle if you're feeling glittery.
If you have a Silhouette, then Jason provides a file that makes cutting out all the pieces for this Valentine's Day box a snap! If not, that's okay. You can use the idea to make your own version (it's still easy to cut).
This Valentine's Day box idea put a smile on my face! You don't need anything fancy but some clothing and a life sized picture of your kid! You'll need to cut and tape a box down a bit, but you can use some of the other tutorials to guide you as to how to do that. Super simple!
Some of my favorite boxes are made with crepe paper because it covers a lot of area, and you can fringe it for a lot of interest. This kitty cat valentine box was made with crepe paper and a round hat box, and you'll just have to add a few small details after wrapping it.
Inexpensive and earth friendly! Turn leftover cereal cardboard containers into cute Valentine boxes. This is one of the easiest ideas we've seen - so easy that even a child can make their own. Once they're filled up, just grab the handle and take it home.
Lots of people do valentine boxes, but do they do totes? This is a great idea for teacher to make for her desk! You can use a cereal box to make it. Create the "XOXO" out of stencils or adhesive letters.
If you like simple and you like a good Rubik's cube puzzle, this is going to be a fun Valentine's Day box idea to pull together. I really love craft foam and you get to use a lot of it in this project!
Make a valentine box for school that is actually school themed - with this cute locker! I love that this is made from a value sized fruit snack box . . . plus you can decorate the inside any way you like, like a kid would their real school locker!
This ice cream truck is one of my favorite valentine box ideas of all time! This will likely need parental help for assembly, but I think it's worth it, don't you? It's made out of a cardboard magazine holder, which is kind of (okay, completely!) genius.
Tip: if you don't want to get the stencils suggested in the post, just use adhesive letters from the craft store. You can probably find ice cream cone stickers too!
I've always wondered what I could do with the dishwasher tablet container when it's done - and now I know! This happy crocodile is ready to collect all the classroom valentines and he promises not to eat the candy.