How to Make a Valentine’s Day Mailbox


Create your personal Valentine&#8217s Day mailbox this year! These cute loveboxes are created from cardboard &amp decorated with paper hearts &amp doilies.

I try to remember generating mailboxes in third grade for our Valentine&#8217s Day party preparations. It sticks with me mainly because I&#8217ve usually loved to create––and any art activity incorporated into the college day is in particular memorable to children.

This memory came to me final year and I decided to attempt this with my personal children. And despite the fact that they have been rather new to the idea of Valentine&#8217s Day and all. these. hearts––their mom&#8217s enthusiasm more than created up for it.

The wonderful factor about this art activity is you can definitely use what ever art supplies you have on hand. Here&#8217s how we did it, but go with what is on hand–no will need to run to the retailer!

Once we had our tiny loveboxes created, I had a moment exactly where I realized, oh wait––I have to fill these! We slipped in a handful of cards from our household, along with some sweet tarts &amp valentines of our personal.

Happy crafting!

How to Make a Valentine's Day Mailbox

Valentine&#8217s Day Mailbox for Kids

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Supplies

Guidelines

Time required: 1 hour.

  1. Gather your components

    Find a box that&#8217s significant sufficient to slip cards &amp specific treats major up to Valentine&#8217s Day. We gathered up all our pink, red and purple paper &amp drawing supplies. And don&#8217t overlook heart stickers &amp doilies if you have them!

    Materials for loveboxes for valentine's day mailbox

  2. Cover box with colored paper

    We began off by covering our box on all sides with our colored cardstock. We utilised glue, but tape also operates!

  3. Add paper hearts

    Cut out paper hearts in all sizes to add to your adore box. Layer them in unique sizes on top rated of every single other or sprinkle them all more than the sides of the box.

    Kids creating valentine's day mailboxes

  4. Decorate box

    Now it&#8217s time to break out the paint sticks, oil pastels &amp gel crayons (or what ever you have at house) to draw or colour your mailbox. After which, children can add stickers &amp washi tape.

  5. Let dry

    If you utilised glue, be confident to let your box dry for a handful of hours ahead of working with (or overnight if you&#8217re like us with a toddler that loves to squeeze glue)!
    mailbox for valentine's day

  6. Fill up your mailbox!

    And lastly, don&#8217t overlook to drop specific notes, valentines, stickers &amp treats into your children&#8217 mailboxes major up to Valentine&#8217s Day.

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Photo by Rachel Withers

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