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5 DIY Valentine’s Day Box Ideas

Valentine’s Day is not only a day of romance between you and your significant other, but it’s also a special day for kids to celebrate love and friendship. Your son or daughter will be thrilled to hand out their favorite Valentine’s Day cards to all of their friends and classmates on February 14th. Before they begin passing out cards, they’ll need their own unique Valentine’s Day box for the occasion.

You can design a traditional box with hearts and their favorite colors or get even more creative by replicating their favorite animal or movie character. To help you find some inspiration, we’ve pulled together over 5 DIY Valentine’s Day box ideas. To make it even easier to create a fun Valentine’s Day box this year, enjoy our free printables that your kids will love.

5 Free Printable Valentine’s Day Boxes

If you’re looking to create a fun Valentine’s Day box, but don’t want the hassle of a big clean-up or purchasing the supplies, download our printables and use materials you probably already have around the house.

To create these projects, simply print out your favorite template and gather a cardboard box, colored paper, scissors, a glue stick, tape and any other simple decorations you want to use for added flair.

An adorable panda design doesn’t need to be hard to create! Since the Valentine’s Day box is in black and white, simply cover the exposed cardboard of your box with white paper and crepe paper and then glue the printables to the front. Once the glue sets, draw a cute grin with a black marker and add black glitter to the nose and ears. Stick with the animal theme and send your little one to school with dinosaur-themed Valentine’s Day cards — their classmates will love them!

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Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting a Panda Valentine’s Day Box:
Step 1: Assemble your cardboard box and cut white construction paper to match the height and width of all six sides of your box.
Step 2: With a glue stick, adhere the white construction paper to all sides of your box. Then, wrap white crepe paper horizontally around the box, securing with glue.
Step 3: Download and print the panda template and cut along the lines of the ears, eyes and nose. Then glue black glitter to the nose and ears for a sparkly effect.
Step 4: Glue the printable ears, eyes and nose to the box and draw the mouth in black marker.
Step 5: Cut a slit in the top for creative Valentine’s Day cards to fit in! Note that you might want to make the slit big enough to remove the cards without disassembling the box.

Make your little one’s imagination come to life by crafting an animated monster Valentine’s Day box! Feel free to cover the box in their favorite color and if your boy or girl is old enough to handle scissors, let them take the reigns by cutting along the template lines and gluing the eyes, teeth, tongue, feet and arms to the box. If they want to bring it to the next level, let them add their own design features to the box with colored spots, googly eyes, ribbon and more. Keep the fun going by sending them off with personalized Valentine’s Day cards that they’ll love sharing with all of their friends!

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Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting a Monster Valentine’s Day Box:
Step 1: Assemble your cardboard box and cut your choice of construction paper to match the height and width of all six sides of your box.
Step 2: With a glue stick, adhere the construction paper to all sides of your box. Then, cut a hole in the side of the box as large as you want the mouth to be.
Step 3: Download and print the monster template and cut along the lines of the eyes, teeth, tongue, hands and feet.
Step 4: Get creative by adding your printable features to the box, as well as the purple spots, colorful construction paper ribbon, googly eyes, glitter and any other monstrous elements you can think of!

Solve the combination to your little one’s heart and create the perfect Rubik’s Cube box! Cover your box with black paper, then cut out the printables and small squares from the colored paper. Once all of your cut-outs are prepared, glue nine squares on each side of your box and add the printables to the front! Feel free to also add glitter to the printables for a fun effect. If you’re little boy or girl loves the bright colors of their Rubik’s cube Valentine’s Day box, send them off to school with colorful Valentine’s Day cards to share with all of their classmates!

Crafts you’ll need:

Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting a Rubik’s Cube Valentine’s Day Box:
Step 1: Assemble your cardboard box and cut black construction paper to match the height and width of all six sides of your box.
Step 2: With a glue stick, adhere the black construction paper to all sides of your box.
Step 3: Download and print the Rubik’s Cube template and cut along the lines of the eyes, mouth and bowtie. Then, cut 45 small squares out of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and white construction paper (considering that you’ll leave the bottom blank).
Step 4: Adhere all of the small squares to the box and glue black glitter to the bow tie. Once the glue dries, adhere the printable features to the front of the box.
Step 5: Cut a slit in the top for all of your little one’s Valentine’s Day cards to fit in! Note that you might want to make the slit big enough for you to remove the cards without disassembling the box.

Craft the Valentine’s Day box that your child has always dreamed of! Easily cover the box with pink paper and add the glitter tissue paper and charming printables to the front. They’ll have so much fun coloring in the unicorn’s horn with their favorite colors—feel free to use glitter and ribbon for an enhanced level of detail! Continue the magical theme by having them share adorable Anna and Elsa Valentine’s Day cards with their classmates!

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Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting a Unicorn Valentine’s Day Box:
Step 1: Assemble your cardboard box and cut pink construction paper to match the height and width of all six sides of your box.
Step 2: With a glue stick, adhere the pink construction paper to all sides of your box. Then, glue the glitter tissue paper over the construction paper.
Step 3: Download and print the unicorn template and cut along the lines of the eyes, nose, ears and horn. Then, glue glitter to the nose, ears and horn for an adorable sparkly effect.
Step 4: Assemble the horn and adhere the printable features to the front of the box. Then, add the ribbon to the top of the box to replicate the unicorn’s mane.
Step 5: Cut a slit in the top for all of their classmate’s Valentine’s Day cards to fit in! Note that you might want to make the slit big enough for you to remove the cards without disassembling the box.

Your child’s classmates will get a hoot out of this adorable Valentine’s Day box with an owl design! Cover your box with yellow paper and glue fringed paper and add printables to the front to create the darling face. For added detail, have your little boy or girl glue their favorite color of glitter to the printables. Match their valentine’s day box with pink love-themed Valentine’s Day cards to get them even more excited to spend Valentine’s Day at school!

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Step-by-Step Guide To Crafting an Owl Valentine’s Day Box:
Step 1: Assemble your cardboard box and cut yellow construction paper to match the height and width of all six sides of your box. Then, use your scissors to fringe pink construction paper to replicate the owl’s features.
Step 2: With a glue stick, adhere the yellow construction paper to all sides of your box. Then, glue the fringe to the front of your box.
Step 3: Download and print the owl template and cut along the lines of the eyes, nose, ears, wings and feet. Then, glue glitter to the nose and ears for a cute sparkly effect.
Step 4: Adhere the printable features to the front of the box.
Step 5: Cut a slit in the top for all of their classmate’s Valentine’s Day cards to fit in! Note that you might want to make the slit big enough for you to remove the cards without disassembling the box.

Once you assemble the perfect box, have your kid help choose their favorite Valentine’s Day cards to gift their classmates with!