Valentine Card Holder

You can make this simple valentine card holder in just a few minutes.  All you need is the pattern (printed on one sheet of paper), crayons, scissors, and glue.

Click the picture below to view or print the pattern for this craft.

Valentine Card Holder Craft


Craft Materials: Box pattern, crayons, scissors, glue stick

Age: 3 and up (You can pre-cut the box for younger students.)

Time:  10 minutes to color, cut and paste; longer if you want to get real crafty.


It’s just the right size to hold classroom valentines!

Print the box pattern on colored paper.  Let your students cut hearts and stripes and other shapes out of the paper scraps to decorate the box.


Print the box pattern on card stock paper.  Let your students splatter paint the box with watercolor paints before cutting it out.


Print the box pattern on card stock paper.  Cut out the pattern.  Fold it, but don’t glue it yet.  Decorate with homemade puff paint.

THIS RECIPE FOR HOMEMADE PUFF PAINT IS ENOUGH TO DECORATE 1 BOX (Multiply ingredients by the number of boxes you plan to decorate.):  1 Tbsp flour,  1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1 Tbsp salt, 1 Tbsp water, dab of acrylic paint.

Mix all ingredients.  Your students can dip a water bottle lid into the puff paint and print circles on the heart box.  You can put the mixture in a cake icing tube so the kids can squeeze lines onto the heart box.  Place the decorated heart box pattern in the microwave for 10 seconds to harden or let dry overnight. 

Fold the box and glue to hold the tabs in place.