One thing that I remember from my childhood that was special was the Valentine’s boxes my mom would make for me. At our school we always had a contest to see who could be the most creative and crafty in making their “mailboxes” for Valentines…..and I will admit, I always won! (Thanks mom!)
A lot of schools are sending home the request to make Valentine’s boxes (because of budget cuts they no longer are making them in schools) so I thought it would be fun to share some inspiration with you! (I only wish I had photos of the amazing boxes my mom made for me.) First thing you will want to do is get creative in your structure! You could use a basket and weave ribbons, you could make a box out of an old shoe box, use an actual mail box, or you can even use paper plates.
I hope some of these photos will inspire you to get creative!
Try using an empty laundry soap box
|Photo courtesy of Family Crafts|
Have you considered using popsicle sticks?
|Photo courtesy of Making Friends|
Here’s one using an actual mail box
|Photo courtesy of Kids Crafts|
This idea would be a slam dunk with my boys
|Photo courtesy of Susiej|
I got this adorable, glittery, heart shaped basket from Target for $1!!!! I had my daughter weave some ribbon into it (great fine motor skill activity) and she loves it!