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!
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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!
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!
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.
2. Monster (Giggles Galore)
Convert a tissue box into an adorable valentine monster.
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!
4. Penguin (Mommyapolis)
A cereal box and some colored paper. Boom—done! This construction paper would be perfect to create your own penguin! 🙂
5. Cereal Box (Plaid)
These are so cute but also so simple to just make out of a CEREAL box! So creative.
6. Panda (Artsy Fartsy Mama)
Simplicity is sometimes the cutest! Look at those heart eyes!
7. Puppy Dog (Artsy Fartsy Mama)
How cute are those little heart-shaped ears?
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.
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.
10. Locker (Plaid)
This could be a really fun idea for older kids!
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.
12. Cereal Box Face (Meaningful Mama)
Another fun one with your child’s face. How unique!
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!
14. Bird House (One Creative Mommy)
How cute is this? The roof actually lifts for the cards to go inside.
15. Mickey Mouse (Mouse Ears Mom)
Anything Disney is a win in my book! This post includes a Mickey and a Minnie box idea!
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!
17. Superman (Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails)
What little boy doesn’t love a good superhero theme? And Superman is a classic.
18. BB-8 (Bandit Lifestyle)
Anything Star Wars is #1 – going to be popular, and #2 – never gonna get old.
19. Mario (Pink Stripey Socks)
For your favorite little gamer—this one is a classic!
20. Football (The Contemplative Creative)
If your little guy is totally into football, this is a really fun way to do a football theme.
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!
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?
23. Batman (Sweet Paper Trail)
You can’t go wrong with Batman!
24. Angry Birds (Julie’s Stamping Spot)
This post has not one, but several of the Angry Birds used for valentine boxes.
25. Lego Ninja (Just a Girl and Her Blog)
Inspired by the movie, this is a fun idea!
26. Football Field (Worth Pinning)
Another, more colorful, football field for the kid that loves the game!
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. 🙂
28. Dinosaur (Adventures of Mel)
Here is a fun way to do a dinosaur valentine box. I love the little horns.
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.
30. Pokemon (DIY Adulation)
This one is super simple but would be recognized by all. If you are going for simple – look no further!
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.
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.
33. Pikachu (The Scrap Shoppe)
Just look at that cute face! I would choose you, Pikachu!
34. R2D2 (The Joys of Boys)
A white trash bin with a swinging lid? How do people come up with this? Pure genius!
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.
36. Minion (Purple) (The Joys of Boys)
How fun is that hair? It is purple Easter grass! Fun!
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!
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.
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!
40. Hot Air Balloon (Giggles Galore)
All the heart eyes for this one! This one is cute and unique!
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.
42. Cupcake (Adorn Event Styling)
A bucket, some styrofoam and tissue paper make up this darling cupcake!
43. Elephant (Scrapbook & Cards Today)
I love the use of the trunk to “open” the box. A very fun idea!
44. Hippo (Giggles Galore)
Hippos are just so adorable. Who wouldn’t want to make this cute box?!
45. Ice Cream Truck (Plaid)
This mailbox is just delicious!
46. Little Mailbox (ThinkMakeShare)
A traditional mailbox is a simple idea that is also super cute!
47. Mermaid (Fun365)
Every girl loves mermaids. You could easily make this with some paper and an oatmeal container.
48. Piggy (Giggles Galore)
This little piggy was made out of an old Clorox bottle. So clever!
49. Happy Camper (Suzy’s Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom)
Whoa. Someone went all out with this one! So cute and so creative!
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
- Homemade Kids Valentine’s Cards
- Crazy Cafe
- Secret Cupid Ideas
- Valentine’s Day Ideas for Her
- Kids Valentine’s Ideas
- Valentine Date Ideas
- Candy Puns for Boyfriend
- Free Valentine Printables
- Holiday & Seasonal
- Home & Family
Happy Valentine’s Day!