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Valentine's Monster Box
There is something so sweet and charming about children collecting sweet Valentine’s. And of course not any old box will do for storing these precious treasures.Using supplies from around your house you can create fun, cute and treasured “boxes” to hold those sweet love notes. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
- Egg Carton
- Empty Tissue Box
- Spray Paint
- White Craft Foam
- Craft Foam Hearts
- Pom Poms
- Googly Eyes
- Pipe Cleaners
- Hot Glue
- Pencil or Pen
1. Spray paint your box.(you can also use duck tape to cover your box if you choose.)
2. Once box is dry add your foam hearts. You can use already sticky hearts, you could paint your hearts on, or you can cut shapes/hearts out yourself and hot glue on.
3. Cut out 2 sections of egg carton and paint white if the carton is not already white. Foam cartons work well too. Hot glue 2 eyes to the bottom circles of the carton cutout. (another option is cutting 3,4,5, as many as you like and have multipul monster eyes.
4. Hot Glue your egg carton eyes to the long portion of the box. Make sure your box is positioned with the hole towards the front. See pictures below.
5. Cut out teeth from white foam. The kids can do this by cutting "V's" into the foam. Make sure you cut length wise as to make sure you have enough teeth to cover the tissue box hole.
6. Hot glue the teeth to the inside of the box. The foam will be flexable so you don't have to open any other portion of the box. This part is tricky.
7. Curl your pipe cleaner around your pen or pencil.
8. Hot glue a pom pom to the top of the pipe cleaner.
9. Cut a small slit in the top of the box and put the pipe cleaners through. Add some hot glue to secure.
Now you have a Valentine’s Monster ready to eat those sweet love notes!
This project was inspired by Giggles Galore