Nine-year-old Emma spent this week making this adorable mini mailbox valentines. I am always looking for cute DIY valentines kids can make, and when I saw these mini chocolate mailbox valentines over at NoBIGGIE I knew we had a winner.
Mini Mailbox Valentines Kids Can Make
NoBiggie’s post has great instructions for this project, including a cute assembly video, so I’m not going to give instructions here. I did, however, find that the dimensions given in that post did not work for us. We used Hershey’s milk chocolate nuggets, and I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the pieces. Since since I know that everyone is not fortunate enough to own fancy paper cutting machines (I had this on my wish list for years before getting this mine!) I also made a mini mailbox template printable so that you – or your child – can easily cut out your own mailboxes at home. My template is designed so that the edges of the mailbox tuck under slightly – Emma and I agreed that that creates a cleaner look.
This was Emma’s first time using a glue gun (low temp), and she was enthralled with how quickly the glue dried.
Emma chose to keep her mailbox valentines very simple: plain white cardstock with each child’s name printed on the side.
Emma’s teacher had assigned the students with the task of making a box to bring home their valentines. Still enthralled with the hot glue gun, Emma cut up a pair of old leggings to decorate the base of the box, hot gluing the fabric to the box. She decorated the lid with strips of paper that she ripped from a catalog. Great creative fun!
Valentine’s Day has always been one of Emma’s favorite holidays, possibly in part because it is pretty close to her birthday. She even had a Valentine’s Day themed birthday party one year! This year she heart attacked our front door for her three younger siblings!
Did your kids make valentines this year?