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This Owl Valentine’s Day Box is a fun craft to make for a unique Valentine’s Day card box. While it does take a bit of time the box is simple and fun to make. Doodles loves owls so of course this Valentine’s Day card box was her idea. She choose the colors and did a lot of the work too.
Owl Valentine’s Day Box
While I had a lot of the supplies on hand, I picked up the purple and yellow card stock at Michael’s.
- Shoe box
- Card stock in color of choice – we used purple and yellow
- Orange card stock
- 1.5 inch googly eyes
- 2.5 inch heart hole punch
- Craft glue
- Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
- Packing tape
- Box cutter
- Letter stickers or a sharpie
- Start by cutting a 1 inch by 3 inch slot on the top of the shoe box.
- Using the heart hole punch, cut out a stack of 20 hearts in the chosen color of card stock.
- If using more than one color of card stock, design and lay out your pattern before beginning to glue on.
- Do not tape the box closed. Leave it open to make it easier to wrap the hearts on and remove the cards later.
- First stand the box up then beginning at the bottom edge of the box, attach the hearts in your desired pattern to the box using craft glue in a row.
- Continue the row all the way around the entire box. Make sure to fold the hearts over on the edges of the sides and bottom of the box.
- Add the next row above the first overlapping slightly. Repeat until you have run out of hearts.
- Then punch out another stack of 20 or so hearts and start attaching them on the box again.
- Continuing layering hearts and punching out more hearts as needed to reach the top of the box.
- Once you have reached the top, continue attaching hearts to cover the top box. Make sure to fold the hearts over the edges of the card slot.
- Flip the box upside down and cover the bottom of the box if desired.
- Allow the box to dry while you work on the other pieces.
For the wings, head tufts, talons, and beak:
- Cut two wing shapes out of card stock.
- Then punch out some more hearts and layer the hearts in the same pattern around the wings.
- Use hot glue to attach the wings to the sides of the box.
- Cut two square shapes out of card stock.
- Fold the square in half. Then open up. Next fold the top edges of the square over to that center line to create a point. Secure with glue.
- Then fold the bottom quarter of the square up.
- Now fold the square back in half until the bottom quarter starts to bulge. Fold that over and attach with a dot of glue. Your square should look like a bit like a pyramid.
- Punch out more hearts and layer the hearts in the same pattern around the pyramid.
- Attach the bottom part of the pyramid to top of the box in front of the card slot with hot glue.
- Use the heart hole punch to punch out 8 hearts on the orange card stock.
- Take two hearts and over lap them side by side so that it has three humps. Glue them together. Repeat with a second set.
- Use hot glue to attach the points of the three humps to the bottom of the box so that they stick out like talons.
- Fold the remaining hearts in half. Overlap the hearts and then glue them together to create a pyramid like shape for the beak.
- Fold the humps of the hearts towards the center to create the base of the pyramid. Then secure together using glue.
- Glue the pyramid to the box with hot glue.
- Attach the googly eyes with hot glue.
- Use a marker or letter stickers to write the child’s name on the box.
- Finally use a piece of packing tape to hold the box closed.
This Owl Valentine’s Day Box is simply cute. Doodles had so much fun creating her pattern, using the heart hole punch, assembling the box, and adding her name to the box. While this is a little hard for younger kids to do on their own it is easy to do in about an hour together.
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Have a great day!
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