Create an adorable penguin valentine box to hold classroom valentines this year! A cute craft kids can help make!
One of the best parts of Valentine’s Day for kids is definitely exchanging valentines at school. It’s so much fun for them to choose their valentines and also create a unique box to collect them in. Each year my kids see such fun and clever boxes and have a lot of fun creating a box of their own. Today I’m sharing an easy penguin valentine box you can make with your kids!
This box is made with a recycled cereal box and construction paper. The idea for this cute penguin box came from my penguin notepads. I love creating animal notepads, especially around Valentine’s Day. I made these penguin ones a few years ago and my kids thought it would make a cute box design. We made our penguin black but you could also make it in Valentine’s day colors of red, pink and purple.
Check out my pizza valentine box for another fun way to hold valentines this Valentine’s Day!
- Cereal box
- Construction Paper – black, white, red and orange. 12″ x 18″ size is great for covering the box
- Adhesive – I used a hot glue and a Glue Stick
Step by Step Tutorial
Step One: Cut a rectangle out of the back of the box so kids have a place to drop in their valentines. You can also skip this step and leave the box open at the top.
Step Two: Wrap the cereal box in construction paper. You can use hot glue or tape to secure it. We covered the box so the top could still be opened to dump out the valentines but found our hole in the back was big enough we probably could have sealed the top.
Step Three: Cut two shapes out of white paper – an egg shape for the penguin’s tummy and a heart shape for the face. To make the shapes symmetrical, fold the piece of paper in half and cut out both sides at once.
Step Four: Cut out the rest of the paper shapes you will need including two black circles for eyes, an orange beak, black wings and a red heart for the penguin to hold. To make the beak, use the bottom of the heart-shaped face as a template.
Once all of the shapes are cut out, glue them to the front of the box.
Step Five: Last but not least, add cute penguin feet sticking out from the bottom of the box!
Yay! The cute penguin box is done and it’s ready for Valentine’s Day! If you want to add a little extra pizazz to your penguin, add some cute Valentine’s Day accessories like a bow, hat or decorate the heart it is holding. The heart is also the perfect place to add your child’s name. I hope you enjoyed this fun Valentine’s Day craft! Be sure to check out my other fun Valentine’s Day crafts. I’ll link to some of my favorite kid’s crafts for the holiday below :)
Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids
- Valentine’s Day Caterpillar
- Valentine’s Day Secret Decoder Wheel – free printables
- Love Bug Treat Boxes
- Love Bug Fingerprint Cards – free printables