Valentine Pirate Ship Mailbox

By | January 17, 2014

Valentine Pirate Ship Mailbox

It is that time of year again when I have to come up with some kind of fun mailbox for my daughter to take to school.  Last year she got a new kitten and we made a Cat Mailbox.  This year my daughter requested a Valentine Pirate Ship Mailbox, so I set about figuring out how we were going to make it.

I still wanted her pirate ship to be girly and more Valentines Dayish (is that even a word?) so I made the base of the ship white and then red and pin stripes on the side.  I also added a cute pink bow to our pirate flag.  Since I was not really sure how I was going to put this together I did most of the work.  My daughter did paint the stick for our flag and put the stickers on the ship.  The rest was trial and error.

She is very excited about how it turned out, and can’t wait for Valentines Day now to show it off at school!

Make sure to check out all our other Valentine’s Day Activities!


Shoe Box
1 Sheet Card Stock Paper
1 Cooking skewer (or wooden dowel)
Pirate Flag Printable
Red Paint
Red, Pink, and Blue Construction Paper
Wave Scissors (or you can cut the pattern with regular ones)
White wrapping paper (or any where the back is white)
Glue Stick
Stickers (Optional)
Pink Duck Tape


 Valentine Pirate Ship MailboxMeasure your card stock to be the same height as the box then cut it out.
Fold your measured piece in half so their is a point in the middle.
Then tape your card stock to the front of your shoe box.

Valentine Pirate Ship MailboxUsing your left over sheet of card stock trace and cut out the shape of the bow boat (aka the other piece of card stock you taped on)
Then tape it to the top of the bow.
Now wrap your boat in white wrapping paper (NOTE: you can just use the back of regular wrapping paper)

Valentine Pirate Ship MailboxMeasure the size you want your red, pink, and blue stripes to be on the side of your box. (NOTE: You will need about 3 to 4 strips of each color)
Cut out and using a glue stick glue your red then pink construction paper around your boat
Using your wave scissors cut out the wave pattern on your blue paper then paste it onto of the pink stripe

Valentine Pirate Ship MailboxFeel free to decorate your boat with stickers.

Valentine Pirate Ship MailboxPaint your cooing skewer red
Then print and cut out your pirate flag (I recommend printing it on card stock because it is studier)
Stick your skewer into the top and bottom of your flag then stick it into your box (NOTE: because the skewer has a point it is easy to stick into your flag and boat, if you use a wooden dowel instead you may need to poke holes in them with scissors first)

Valentine Pirate Ship MailboxDraw out the size of the hole you want on the back of your ship
Cut out the hole, then place duct tape around the hole to keep the paper sealed down

Valentine Pirate Ship MailboxNow you are really to collect all your Valentines!

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32 thoughts on “Valentine Pirate Ship Mailbox

  1. April

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a kid bring a mailbox for their valentines. This is adorable! My son’s too old for it, but I’m sure it’s a project I can do with my daughter. Thanks for sharing and linking up with Countdown in Style! Don’t forget to come back on Friday to see if you were featured!


  2. Brittnei

    This is so cute! You always have the cutest crafts that you can do with kids. I can totally see my son enjoying making a boat! I’m going to pin this for later! Thanks for sharing with us at Countdown in Style! Don’t forget to stop by Friday to see if you are featured! xo

  3. Natasha @ Epic Mommy Adventures

    Wow! This is so great and so creative! I am definitely going to lean on you when my son has to do creative crafts when he’s in school!

    Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We love having you! :)

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  6. Rachel

    This is such a cute idea! I can’t wait to do more advanced crafts like this with my son in a few years! Thanks for sharing with the Weekend Blog Block Party!

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  8. Cynthia

    I love Valentine’s Day mailboxes. This one is so cute! Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  9. Jill

    How creative! I love it!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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  13. Cassi

    I love Valentine card mailboxes and this is a great idea! It will be featured on The Crafty Crow soon!

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