We love Valentine’s Day! Check out all of our past crafts to see all the cute activities we have done through the years (see all our handprint Valentines here too!) Today’s post is great for kids of all ages to make make – a recycled box Valentine holder. Kids will love personalizing it and then placing their cards inside.
How to make the Recycled Box Valentine Holder
- Xyron Creative Station
- Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker (optional)
- Valentine’s Day Themed Stickers
- Construction Paper or Valentine Themed Paper
- Washi Tape
- Old Cards
Doodlebug Essentials Page Kit 12×12-Sweet ThingsXyron 624632 Creative Station, 9Crayola 96 Ct Construction Paper, Assorted ColorsXyron Disposable/Recyclable Sticker Maker, 3-InchFun Express Mini Valentine Heart Doilies – 100 PiecesFiskars My Funny Valentine Squeeze Punch, Extra Large Valentine Roll Sticker Assortment (500 stickers per order)Amscan Valentine’s Day Sticker Box (9)
For our Valentine Holder, I recycled an empty graham cracker box. You could also use a cereal box if you wanted something bigger.
Trace the box onto the construction paper or cardstock. You will need 4 big pieces, 4 side pieces, and 2 longer pieces for the bottom. These will be used for both the inside and outside and f the box.
Cut the box along one of the edges so it lays flat. Cut the flaps off one of the longer sides.
Place the paper into the Xyron® Creative Station. My daughter (6 yrs old) loves turning the handle. After placing all the cut pieces through, place them on the box. I did the inside first, then folded it back together and secured it with tape. Then, cover the outside.
To hide where the papers meet, I placed washi tape along all the edges. Little Sister loves her glitter washi tape!
While I was putting it together, she was busy cutting out pieces from old Valentine’s Day cards we have been saving for crafts like this. Once she finished, we put them through the sticker maker. You could also send them through the Xyron® Creative Station.
Then she decorated the Valentine Holder with stickers, including the recycled card ones she made. She is a little artist at heart, and couldn’t resist drawing and writing on the box too.
Here’s her finished recycled box Valentine holder. If you like the cute animal Valentines pictured next to it, you can download them for free! Hop on over to this printable Valentine’s Day cards post to get them.
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