How to Make Valentine Boxes

Overview

Valentine boxes are part of a tradition that has been around for generations of school-age children. Each year, children make Valentine boxes to take to Valentine's Day class parties. There the colorful boxes are filled with candy treats and the all-important Valentine's cards from classmates. While kids love the parties, some of the fun comes in decorating Valentine boxes in their own unique way.

Step 1

Cover your box in the crepe paper, foil or other decorative covering, and glue it in place.

Step 2

Attach lace or heart cutouts with glue or tape.

Step 3

Draw hearts and designs on the box with colored markers.

Step 4

Cut a slit in the lid big enough to allow the Valentine's your child receives to pass through.

Step 5

Repeat the decorating process on the lid.

Tips and Warnings

  • Make sure any glue used is nontoxic. Make sure the parts used are not so small that they pose a choking hazard for younger children. Use approved child safety scissors.

Things You'll Need

  • Small box
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Pink, white or red paper
  • Decorating items (lace, crepe paper, foil and/or stickers)
  • Colored markers

Who Can Help

  • Artists Helping Children: Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids
Keywords: Valentine's box, class party, Valentine cards

About this Author

Connie Whiting has been a professional writer since 1999. She is published in Red Rock Press Anthologies and "Legacy" magazine. She is also an experienced food column writer. Past positions include certified dental assistant and virtual assistant for “Your Invisible Assistant” a service focused on travel arrangements and media writing. Currently, Connie writes for Demand Studios while pursuing an Associate of Arts.

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