Take it from me and don’t let this be you on February 11… searching for ways to make a toilet Valentine box!
(Reposted as I looked back on the Valentine festivities of years past. At midnight the night it was due at school.)
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’s treats come first. I haven’t even thought of my daughter’s handout 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 I have these boy Valentines that are complete.
As I rummaged through my craft supplies, I remember making a Toilet Valentine Box and 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 reuse it each year!
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
I’ve also spotted these adorable Valentine’s Day boxes at our school: