I’ll be honest, I was not going to do a Valentines box this year. I was not sure what to make and well I just did not want to do one. Then the other day my oldest brought home her homework and it was to make a Valentines box to hold all the valentines she gets from her friends from school… Sigh. So I set out to figure out what we were going to make.
I finally decided that we could make an animal box. So I asked my daughter what she wanted to make and of course she wanted to do a cat. She got a new kitten a few months ago and well everything is all about cats now. So I designed a cat template and today we set out to make our Valentine Cat Mailbox.
I actually love the way it turned out, and it was super easy (well after I designed the template it was). So if any of you need to make a last minute Valentine holder then this will be perfect. We did it in less than an hour so it is quick easy and super cute!
Wrapping Paper (red, pink, or white)
Construction paper (the color you want your cat to be)
Three Pipe Cleaners
Print out the template and then cut it out.
Cut the top off your cereal box and then wrap it to cover the box.
Trace your cut out template on to the color construction paper you want your cat to be. We used yellow for the body and pink for ears and nose.
Glue the inner ear (pink) to the Yellow outer ear.
Now you can glue your cat to the box. Don’t forget your googly eyes!
Draw a mouth with your Sharpie and then poke hole where you want your whiskers to go.
Cut your three pipe cleaners in half then put glue on the ends and stick them in the holes.
For the handle tie three pieces of string together at one end.
Braid the string to make it thicker and stronger. then put holes on the sides of the box and put your string through and tie a big knot to hold it in place.
Once your wiskers are dry, you can use your sharpie to draw lines for the toes. Then decorate your box with stickers.
Now you are ready to collect Valentines from your friends!