Take it from me and don’t let this be you on February 11…
(Reposted as I looked back on Valentine festivities of years past.)
Today I received a reminder from our class. I have to turn in a Valentine Box to collect my child’s valentines in at the class party. Trust me when I say I have little time for this. I have to make 22 Valentines to hand out AND a decorate a box? Do you think a Target bag would suffice? Or at the least, can I turn in a brown paper bag with my daughter’s name?
A decorated box means two things: I have to get creative on a whim and I need to go to the store to purchase shoes just for the box. (Yes, I had to do that today.)
I like to get creative, don’t get me wrong, but to me, Valentine treats come first. I haven’t even thought of my daughter’s hand out this year. (The party is tomorrow at 2. I have time.) Or so I thought. As I type this, I realize the Room Parent is asking for the Valentines to be turned in tomorrow morning so they can be handed out before said party. Lovely. I don’t have time. Thankfully my son’s Work of Art Valentines are complete.
As I rummaged through my craft supplies, I remember making a Valentine Monster Box for my son a few years ago, so we went with that – changing a few things to make it suitable for a girl. It was so easy to gather items for decorating, and in less than 30 minutes, we had a Valentine’s Day box.
*NOTE: Keep this box so you can re-use it each year!
5 Valentine Box Ideas
This monster was made by painting the box, cutting a square hole, then adding a strip of paper teeth to the inside. My daughter glued on two wiggly eyes and a nose before we cut up a stuffed animal for hair. (Don’t judge. It worked, ha!)
This Flushing Toilet Valentine Box can be found on Today’s Fabulous Finds
Our Unexpected Journey shares this idea for a Big Lip Valentine Box – which also has other cute ideas!
Directions for this Despicable Me Minion Valentine Box can be found on Instructables
Fiskars made this adorable Hippo Valentine Box, which is fitting since many Elementary school children are losing so many teeth!
I’ve also spotted these adorable Valentine’s Day boxes at our school: