50 Adorable & Easy Valentine Box Ideas for Kids

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The Ultimate Resource for Valentine’s Day Box Ideas for Kids

Are you in need of some new valentine box ideas? It’s the time of year when children in schools everywhere set out their carefully crafted box and anxiously await valentine cards from their classmates. They all want that unique and creative box, but where to start? Start here! We have collected the best Valentine’s Day box ideas from the internet to help at least make the inspiration side of things easier!

Bright blue hippo Valentine's Day box with a heart Valentine going inside | The Dating Divas
Hippo Valentine’s Day box for school Valentine’s Day party

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Is it just me or are valentine boxes getting more and more elaborate each and every year? We can blame Pinterest for that, but then thank Pinterest because it is likely what brought you here – to the most amazing collection of Valentine’s Day box ideas that you will ever need!

Check out this epic list of 50 creative valentines box ideas that will take all the work out of coming up with a creative idea AND make your little one excited for their class Valentine’s Day party!

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Basically, we have got you covered! All of the valentines box ideas below include a link back to the original source and many include tutorials to help you recreate the same look! Let’s dive in, shall we?

Super Easy Valentine Box Ideas

Just because you want to simplify, does not mean you need to sacrifice creativity or cuteness. If you are a mom who is short on time but high in creativity, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are a few valentine box ideas that shouldn’t require too much work, but are still winners!

A metallic box labeled "Valentine Jail" with a heart inside | The Dating Divas
Creative valentine jail cell for valentine cards

1. Valentine Jail (A Girl and a Glue Gun)

This one won’t require too many supplies and the labor is mostly cutting and gluing.

A red monster box with pink hearts for Valentine's Day cards | The Dating Divas
Crazy monster valentine box for cards

2. Monster (Giggles Galore)

Convert a tissue box into an adorable valentine monster.

Rubiks cube box with pink bow on top | The Dating Divas
Rubiks cube Valentine’s Day box with a smiley face and bow.

3. Rubiks Cube (Peppermint Plum)

This idea is super cute and easier than you would think! Get any square box and add colored squares to the sides!

Adorable penguin with a yellow heart nose valentine box idea | The Dating Divas
Penguin valentine box for cards

4. Penguin (Mommyapolis)

A cereal box and some colored paper. Boom—done! This construction paper would be perfect to create your own penguin! 🙂

Valentine boxes with Kermit the Frog that says "Kiss me" | The Dating Divas
Valentine box idea with Kermit the Frog

5. Cereal Box (Plaid)

These are so cute but also so simple to just make out of a CEREAL box! So creative.

Panda valentine card box with heart eyes and heart nose | The Dating Divas
Panda valentine box for Valentine’s Day cards

6. Panda (Artsy Fartsy Mama)

Simplicity is sometimes the cutest! Look at those heart eyes!

Adorable puppy dog valentine box for creative valentines box ideas | The Dating Divas
Valentine puppy box for valentine cards

7. Puppy Dog (Artsy Fartsy Mama)

How cute are those little heart-shaped ears?

Bright red trash bin personalized into a valentine box for cards | The Dating Divas
Personalized trash bin turned into a valentine box

8. Personalized Trash Bin (U Create)

If you have access to a vinyl cutter, this would be a fun way to personalize a Valentine’s Day card box.

Rocket booster valentine box that you can wear by One Creative Mommy | The Dating Divas
Wearable rocket booster valentine box

9. Rocket Booster (One Creative Mommy)

Here is a box that they could actually wear to school, not just carry it! Maybe it could even be repurposed as a dress-up toy later.

Creative valentine box idea for school | The Dating Divas
Locker valentine box idea

10. Locker (Plaid)

This could be a really fun idea for older kids!

Despicable Me Minion Valentine's Day box to use at school | The Dating Divas
Minion valentine box for cards

11. Minion (The Scrap Shoppe)

There are a lot of minion box ideas out there, but this one was my favorite. They totally captured the lovable character! These paints are perfect for a project like this.

A little boy holding a personalized cereal box made into a Valentine's Day box | The Dating Divas
Easy personalized cereal box for a valentine box idea

12. Cereal Box Face (Meaningful Mama)

Another fun one with your child’s face. How unique!

Black and white panda box for holding Valentine's Day cards | The Dating Divas
Paper plate panda holding Valentine’s Day cards

13. Panda Bear (Plaid )

I love how this one has you feed the panda bear’s belly with the cards. And using a paper plate? Genius!

Red and white bird house with hearts on roof made for valentine cards | The Dating Divas
Valentine’s Day bird house for Valentine’s Day cards

14. Bird House (One Creative Mommy)

How cute is this? The roof actually lifts for the cards to go inside.

Shoe box turned into a Mickey and Minnie Mouse Valentine's Day box | The Dating Divas
Mickey and Minnie Mouse Valentine’s Day boxes made from a shoe box

15. Mickey Mouse (Mouse Ears Mom)

Anything Disney is a win in my book! This post includes a Mickey and a Minnie box idea!

Bright green frog prince Valentine's Day craft made from a cardboard box | The Dating Divas
Frog prince Valentine’s Day box filled with cards

16. Frog Prince (Plaid)

Notice that the tongue flaps down to reveal an opening! So clever!

Valentine Box Ideas for Boys

For all of the boy mamas out there – not all valentine boxes are cutesy hearts and pink! In fact, some of the best ones aren’t that at all! Here are some valentine box ideas for boys that are mom-approved, and heck most girls would totally love, too!

Box turned into a Superman themed Valentine's Day box for cards | The Dating Divas
Superman themed valentine box for cards

17. Superman (Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails)

What little boy doesn’t love a good superhero theme? And Superman is a classic.

Star Wars themed BB-8 Valentine's Day box with valentine card going into the box | The Dating Divas
BB-8 Valentine’s Day box

18. BB-8 (Bandit Lifestyle)

Anything Star Wars is #1 – going to be popular, and #2 – never gonna get old.

Mario plant Valentine's Day box by Pink Stripey Socks | The Dating Divas
Fun gamer Valentine’s Day box

19. Mario (Pink Stripey Socks)

For your favorite little gamer—this one is a classic!

Seahawks football field box for Valentine's Day | The Dating Divas
Football themed box for Valentine’s Day cards

20. Football (The Contemplative Creative)

If your little guy is totally into football, this is a really fun way to do a football theme.

Bright orange box with a basketball hoop and personalized name on the side for Valentine's Day | The Dating Divas
Basketball hoop Valentine’s Day box idea

21. Basketball Hoop (It’s All About Ty and Ashlee)

For a little boy that loves the game of basketball, this one is simple but fun! If you don’t have a shoe box on hand, you can check out these boxes to use!

Darth Vader Valentine's Day box with a pink lightsaber | The Dating Divas
Darth Vader Valentine’s Day box for school

22. Darth Vadar (Foster 2 Forever)

I always love me a good villain and no one tops Darth Vadar! What color lightsaber would your kiddo choose?

Batman face on top of box for Valentine's Day cards | The Dating Divas
Batman themed Valentine’s Day box for boys

23. Batman (Sweet Paper Trail)

You can’t go wrong with Batman!

Red Angry Birds box for Valentine's Day cards | The Dating Divas
Angry Birds Valentine’s Day box idea

24. Angry Birds (Julie’s Stamping Spot)

This post has not one, but several of the Angry Birds used for valentine boxes.

Little boy holding up Lego ninja themed Valentine's Day box | The Dating Divas
Lego Ninja Valentine’s Day box for little boys to make

25. Lego Ninja (Just a Girl and Her Blog)

Inspired by the movie, this is a fun idea!

Bright football field themed box with football helmets on top for Valentine's Day | The Dating Divas
Football field Valentine’s Day box for cards

26. Football Field (Worth Pinning)

Another, more colorful, football field for the kid that loves the game!

Green Minecraft box for Valentine's Day cards | The Dating Divas
Minecraft Valentine’s Day themed box

27. Minecraft (Rays Of Bliss)

If your little guy loves this game, this might be a great one to choose! If you want your kids help, these scissors are a GAME CHANGER and are so good for kids. 🙂

Red dinosaur box for Valentine's Day cards by Adventures of Mel | The Dating Divas
Dinosaur Valentine’s Day box for boys

28. Dinosaur (Adventures of Mel)

Here is a fun way to do a dinosaur valentine box. I love the little horns.

Red Lightning McQueen box for Valentine's Day cards | The Dating Divas
Lightning McQueen race car Valentine’s Day box

29. Lightning McQueen Race Car (Stamp-n-Design)

Whoever made this one definitely put a lot of time and effort into this intricate depiction of this famous character from Cars.

Red, black and white Pokemon ball Valentine's Day box | The Dating Divas
Pokemon ball themed Valentine’s Day box idea

30. Pokemon (DIY Adulation)

This one is super simple but would be recognized by all. If you are going for simple – look no further!

Superhero Valentine's Day box you can personalize with your name | The Dating Divas
Personalized superhero Valentine’s Day box

31. Superhero (Rhonda Elm)

Boys love the idea of being a superhero. This post’s idea includes a generic superhero look and you can personalize it with your child’s name.

Bright blue Valentine's Day box made from a shoe box | The Dating Divas
Lego brick themed Valentine’s Day box

32. Lego Brick (Coffee Cups and Crayons)

You may hate stepping on them, but it makes for a creative (and easy to make!) valentine box.

Bright yellow Pikachu valentine box holding a red heart | The Dating Divas
Pikachu Valentine’s Day box for cards

33. Pikachu (The Scrap Shoppe)

Just look at that cute face! I would choose you, Pikachu!

Mini white trash bin turned into R2D2 themed Valentine's Day box | The Dating Divas
Easy R2D2 Valentine’s Day box for cards

34. R2D2 (The Joys of Boys)

A white trash bin with a swinging lid? How do people come up with this? Pure genius!

Dark green alligator made from an egg carton turned into a Valentine's Day box | The Dating Divas
Alligator themed Valentine’s Day box

35. Alligator (Crayon Box Chronicles)

How cool is this? Never have a boring valentine box again! With just an egg carton and some toilet paper rolls, repurpose them into this really cool reptile.

Bright purple Minion with crazy purple hair turned into a Valentine's Day box | The Dating Divas
Purple Minion Valentine’s Day box

36. Minion (Purple) (The Joys of Boys)

How fun is that hair? It is purple Easter grass! Fun!

Mini replica of a United States Postal Service mailbox for a Valentine's Day box | The Dating Divas
Post office mailbox Valentine’s Day box

37. Post Office Mailbox (Little Red Window)

They really took MAILbox literally with this post office mailbox replica.

Valentine Box Ideas for Girls

Let’s hear it for the giiiiirls! For the girly girls out there – the pink overload and the cuteness are about to get real. We are NOT holding back on this one folks! We’re talkin’, a adorable pink hippo valentine box, a unicorn… there’s even cupcake valentine box! Check out these super adorable valentine box ideas for girls!

White unicorn valentines box with sparkly pink ears and bright blue eyes | The Dating Divas
Unicorn themed Valentine’s Day box

38. Unicorn Card Box (Arsty Fartsy Mama)

So cute. Just search “unicorn valentine box” and the results are magical. I loved this one for its simplicity.

White kitty cat valentines box with sparkly pink ear | The Dating Divas
Kitty cat Valentine’s Day box

39. Kitty Cat (Pretty Plain Janes)

This is the cat’s meow. I love everything about this one, especially that it is on a cake stand. SO simple and made out of a simple craft box!

Hot pink hot air balloon Valentine's Day basket | The Dating Divas
Hot air balloon Valentine’s Day card basket

40. Hot Air Balloon (Giggles Galore)

All the heart eyes for this one! This one is cute and unique!

Pretty pink princess castle Valentine's Day box | The Dating Divas
Princess castle themed Valentine’s Day box idea

41. Princess Castle (Mommy Lessons 101)

There are so many things you can do with a castle box! You can personalize it for your own little princess.

Bright pink Valentine's Day box cupcake with fluffy paper icing | The Dating Divas
Cupcake themed Valentine’s Day box

42. Cupcake (Adorn Event Styling)

A bucket, some styrofoam and tissue paper make up this darling cupcake!

Elephant themed Valentine's Day box with polka dot bow on top | The Dating Divas
Elephant Valentine’s Day box idea

43. Elephant (Scrapbook & Cards Today)

I love the use of the trunk to “open” the box. A very fun idea!

Bright blue and pink hippo Valentine's Day box by Giggles Galore | The Dating Divas
Hippo themed Valentine’s Day box for girls

44. Hippo (Giggles Galore)

Hippos are just so adorable. Who wouldn’t want to make this cute box?!

Sweet treats Valentine's Day ice cream truck box idea | The Dating Divas
Ice cream truck themed Valentine’s Day box

45. Ice Cream Truck (Plaid)

This mailbox is just delicious!

Mini bright pink mailbox turned into a Valentine's Day box for cards | The Dating Divas
Classic little mailbox for a Valentine’s Day school box idea

46. Little Mailbox (ThinkMakeShare)

A traditional mailbox is a simple idea that is also super cute!

Pretty blue mermaid tail Valentine's Day box | The Dating Divas
Mermaid tail Valentine’s Day box for girls

47. Mermaid (Fun365)

Every girl loves mermaids. You could easily make this with some paper and an oatmeal container.

Pink piggy Valentine's Day box made from a jug of paint and egg carton eyes | The Dating Divas
Piggy themed Valentine’s Day box for cards

48. Piggy (Giggles Galore)

This little piggy was made out of an old Clorox bottle. So clever!

Mini red and yellow camper Valentine's Day box | The Dating Divas
Mini camper Valentine’s Day box idea

49. Happy Camper (Suzy’s Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom)

Whoa. Someone went all out with this one! So cute and so creative!

Silver robot for Valentine's Day cards | The Dating Divas
Robot themed Valentine’s Day box

50. Robot (Glue Sticks and Gumdrops)

Robots are always a popular idea for a Valentine’s Day box idea. There are so many ways that you can customize it based on what you already have around the house.

Are you ready to rock that Valentine’s Day classroom party or what? Send your kid with a stylish box that totally represents them and, most importantly, enjoy the time together working on the project.

And now that you’ve gained all the valentine box inspiration you need. Go check out these links for even more awesome Valentine’s Day ideas for kids


Happy Valentine’s Day!


I met my husband, in a beginning ballroom dance class at the age of 15. He was my first crush, my first date, and twelve years (to the day) later we married. Together we enjoy traveling the world, and, of course, going on creative dates! I am a former theatre teacher who now stays at home with a spunky little boy. I love dancing, hosting parties, photography, organizing & chocolate!

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