Carrie has four daughters and runs Write On! Workshops--a summer writing camp for children.

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Valentine Box Ideas

Around February 12th, my children usually go into a panic trying to figure out a great Valentine box for elementary school. Some teachers make it a competition, which adds lots of extra adrenaline to the project. Here are a few Valentine box ideas I am gathering in an effort to cancel out the stress!

First, is a bird house Valentine Box from Make it Do. Cute and easy.

My girls wouldn’t be into this one, but I like this monster idea from Last Minute Mel.

Here is a Valentine tree box from Make it Do. 

A few years ago, my daughter made this i-Pod Valentine Box for school using a cereal box and silver spray paint. She was seriously crushed it didn’t win the competition!

Here’s a simple and adorable Valentine Box made from a good old shoe box. This one is from Nathan’s Prayer (and adds extra special meaning to Valentine’s Day!)

Check out this ultra-professional Valentine Box from Family Fun. Creating this one would take some serious parent intervention.

Here’s the end of my Valentine Box tour. It’s a Crocodile from HP Creative Studio and less complicated than you might think. All the pieces are printable templates. If it’s 9:00 p.m. on February 13th, this one might totally be the way to go.

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  1. Amy Allen Johnson 01/25/2012 at 9:38 am

    Woah, glad that my kids’ bags are still teacher-provided at this age. Cute ideas though!

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  3. Michelle Powell 01/27/2012 at 7:44 am

    This used to be my favorite part of Valentines Day when I was a kid. I ALWAYS made a “ghetto blaster” and where the cassette deck was is where you put the valentines. Fun ideas!

  4. Sue 02/02/2012 at 8:38 am

    Hi Carrie! I’m submitting for my sister now. I saw this on your FB page. I’m going to use one of your ideas for my son! Thanks! I just submitted this to the M&T Spotlight

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  6. Erica Fehrman 02/07/2012 at 6:22 am

    Love the ipod! Very cute ideas!

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  9. Valentine Gifts 01/19/2013 at 10:05 am

    Your articles are more than wow!

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  12. OwlLuv 02/09/2013 at 9:23 am

    I made a rapunzels tower once. The tower was a Quaker oats box, rapunzel and prince were clothespin dolls, rapunzel was hanging out of hole in tower. His horse was tied to a tree. Pieces of fuzz from yarn were flowers on green paper, and green yarn was ivy on castle walls. I won 3rd place.

  13. poo 02/13/2013 at 7:07 pm

    dear Utah mama,
    I hate your website my daughter that’s in fifth grade cant find one valentines box that she likes she wants a porcupine

    p.s. get it to me or else!!!!

    • poo 02/13/2013 at 7:08 pm

      poo that is not very nice,
      she does what she can and please except that


  14. supra skytop 05/17/2013 at 5:54 pm

    Actually no matter if someone doesn’t understand afterward its up to other people that they will assist, so here it happens.

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  18. michelle 01/14/2016 at 10:33 pm

    Hi! I can’t seem to get the link for the Crocodile to work. It just sends me to a generic snapfish page. Could you please send me the link? Thank you!!

  19. 02/04/2016 at 6:59 pm

    They look awesome 🙆kiss 💋

  20. madelyn ferris 02/06/2016 at 9:12 am

    i like the locker

  21. adrionnathornton 02/10/2016 at 4:21 pm

    These are pretty boxes and they look fun to make

  22. Elizabeth Hales 02/02/2017 at 3:13 am

    I can’t find the printables for the crocodile Valentine box. Can you help me?