Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine's Boxes

Welcome to day 7 of Toys In The Dryer's 14 days of Valentines
From Feb 1-14 we're doing non-stop Valentine's posts to celebrate this lovely holiday!

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!

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