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Valentine Box Ideas

Fun, easy-to-make Valentine boxes for Valentine treats and Valentine greetings


Around Valentine's Day, Valentine boxes can be a decorative and handy place to put kids' Valentine's greetings and treats. Grade-school age kids receive lots of Valentines from classmates, friends, and family, and these Valentine box ideas can help parents organize everything neatly. Create these fun, easy-to-make Valentine boxes with your child for a fun Valentine's Day craft project.

1. Valentine Box Template

Sherri Osborn
Here are some great printable Valentine box templates from About.com’s Guide to Family Crafts. Use these small Valentine boxes to hold Valentine’s Day notes, cards, treats, small gifts, and more.

2. Valentine Mailbox

Sherri Osborn
Make this fun and creative Valentine box out of an empty laundry detergent box. All you need is some contact paper and heart cut-outs and voila! You'll have a fun storage box for all the Valentines your grade-schooler will receive from friends and classmates.

3. Valentine's Day "Because Box"

This wonderful idea for a box of love notes for someone special in your life comes from artist Sandra Magsamen. Take a small empty box and decorate it with glued on ribbons, glitter, dried flowers, decorative paper -- whatever you like. Some suggestions for notes that complete the phrase "I love you because…" include "…you make me laugh" or "you listen to me."

4. Paper Plate Heart Pocket

Sherri Osborn
Technically more of an envelope than a box, this Valentine box idea is from About.com’s Guide to Family Crafts. You and your grade-schooler will have fun making this creative and useful holder for Valentine's greetings.

5. Heart-Shaped Pocket

Sherri Osborn
Another great idea for a Valentine's greeting pocket from About.com’s Guide to Family Crafts. This Valentine box idea is fun and easy to make, and will hold all the Valentine's greetings your grade-schooler will collect. Let your grade-schooler use his imagination to add his own touches to this Valentine box.

6. Valentine Treat Box

This heart-shaped Valentine box idea from Martha Stewart Living is elegant yet easy to make. With your help, your grade-schooler can create a Valentine box that can hold yummy Valentine treats for kids.

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