It is a tradition for many schoolchildren to have a Valentine’s Day party in February. At these Valentine’s Day parties the children are encouraged to bring Valentine’s Day notes or treats for the other members of the class. These notes and treats are then placed into the cardholder or box that each child decorated and brought to class that day. In this article, you will read about some ideas for how you can make one of these card-holding boxes with your child.
A simple Valentine’s Day cardholder
You can use a shoebox, construction paper, scissors and glue to make a fun and festive (yet simple) Valentine’s Day cardholder for your child. When you use a shoebox most of the work is already done for you. All that you have left to do is to decorate the box in a festive manner. You can do this in many different ways. You could have a theme in mind when decorating your box.
Maybe you have a favorite animal or a favorite thing about Valentine’s Day that you would like to portray on your box. Feel free to use magazine clippings, photos or stickers to decorate your box. Either you can have the box open by the lid or you can cut a slit in the top of the box that is big enough to slide the valentines through.
Using a box to make something else
Valentine’s Day cardholders can be one of the most exciting parts of Valentine’s Day if you want to put that much effort into the project. You can transform a shoebox into a robot, an animal, virtually anything that you can think of! Be creative with how you decorate your box by thinking outside of the box. You can visit a hat store or shoe store and ask for boxes of unusual shapes or sizes. Or you could find a pattern on the Internet and make a box of your own (paper folding makes more things possible than you may realize).