Make an adorable Valentine’s Day box that your elementary student will love to show off.
Every year the elementary school does a fun celebration for Valentine's Day. They do class parties and kids give cards or gifts for each classmate. A box or bag is needed to collect all of their Valentine’s Day loot they receive from friends. And there is always an option to create a box for classroom Valentines.
Cupcake Valentine's Day Box
Some years have been more creative than others. This year my daughter really wanted more than a Kleenex box. A cupcake Valentine's Day box was on the menu!
This is an easy project, but it does take some time to cover the whole cupcake with tissue paper. This cute idea is something that any little girl would love to create! It is worth the extra time and so much fun to make.
Supplies for a Cupcake Valentine's Day Box
- Poster board
- Tissue paper - we used an entire pack
- Hot glue
- 12" Foam dome
- Foam ball
- Red paint
- Bucket - Grab one at Dollar Tree or snag an unused one around your house
How to Make a Cupcake Valentine's Day Box
Follow along with this tutorial to create a fun Valentine box.
Step 1 - Cut Tissue Paper
Start by cutting the tissue paper into 3" x 3" squares. We used pink tissue paper for this cupcake, but you could also use up your plethora of leftover white paper or any other color you may want.
Step 2 - Glue Tissue Paper to Dome
Next, fold each individual tissue paper around the end of a pencil. Add a dab of hot glue to the bottom of the tissue paper. Using the end of the pencil, stick them to the white craft foam dome. This is the time consuming part and you will definitely make good use of that glue gun.
Leave a small circular area at the top without tissue paper. This will be where you cut a hole for Valentines to be dropped in.
Step 3 - Cut a Hole at the Top
Cut a hole in the top big enough for Valentine cards and candy to be stuffed through. This one is about 4 inches across (your cherry top will sit in this hole so make sure it isn't too wide).
We cut this hole after all of our tissue paper had been glued on. In hind sight, you can probably create your hole before you add your tissue paper as well. Just make sure that your hole measurements are what you need for your foam ball. If your hole is too big then your foam ball topper will drop down into your bucket.
Step 4 - Paint Foam Ball
Take the foam ball and paint it cherry red. This will become the cherry on top of the cupcake. You can use a squirt bottle like we did or just paint with a brush or foam brush. Anything will work.
Step 5 - Cut Poster Board and Fold
Cut the poster board into 2 strips to cover your bucket. Measure from the top of the bucket to the bottom and then cut 2 strips that size. Fold the cut poster board strips back and forth like an accordion or paper fan. Each fold is approximately an inch thick.
Step 6 - Glue Poster Board
Hot glue the poster boards together so the paper is overlapping as shown here. The paper should come up over the top ledge of the bucket. Make sure the bucket is not visible from the outside before you glue.
After the poster boards are glued together, use your hot glue gun to glue the paper fold creases to the sides of the bucket.
Cherry on Top
Set the cupcake frosting piece on top of the bucket. Then stick the cherry on top! Don't glue the top to the bucket. You will want to be able to take off the topper to have easy access to the treats and Valentine's Day cards.
This is one of the most adorable boxes we have made and such a fun way to spend time with your kids making Valentine's Day crafts. Give it a try next time you need to make your own homemade Valentine boxes!
Other Creative Valentine's Day Box Ideas
Common DIY Valentine boxes can be made with a variety of containers. Here are a few options:
- Cardboard boxes
- Tissue boxes
- Cereal boxes
- Shoe box
- Dry oatmeal container
These supplies are perfect for decorating your box or container.
- Construction paper
- Scrapbook paper
- Wrapping paper
- Toilet paper rolls
- Pipe cleaner
- Pom poms
- Tissue paper
- Egg cartons
- Craft paint or spray paint
Character boxes are a fun idea for making homemade Valentine's Day containers. Great options would be a Harry Potter Valentine box, monster Valentine box, Lego characters, a robot Valentine box or a unicorn Valentine box.
There are many great ideas out there to make into fun and creative Valentine boxes.
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