Craft Stick Valentine Box

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By Kid’s Craft Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.

Valentine Box at ThinkCrafts.com

My oldest daughter (who is in Kindergarten) asked me if she could give her teacher something for Valentine’s Day.  We were in the middle of putting together some things for her to give to her classmates at the time and that got me thinking.  I was pretty sure her teacher did not want a lollipop (which is what we are going to be giving the kids), so I knew we needed to do something else for her.

Since my daughter wanted so badly to give her something, I thought it would be really special if she made her teacher a present. I thought we could make her a cute little box out of some craft sticks then bake some yummy cookies and put them in the box.

My daughter thought this was a great idea so she got busy building her box.  She actually made the box over 2 days in stages since we had a lot going on over the weekend.  The first day she glued all the sticks on to make the box, and the second day she painted and decorated it.  We also made the cookies the second day. Valentine’s day is too far off, though, and we ended up eating all the cookies (okay, I ate all the cookies, but really who is keeping track?) So, we will need to make some more before the holiday.  I also think this box would be perfect for holding candies too, so if we don’t make more cookies, then we can always just fill it with some yummy candy (bought the day before so I don’t eat it).

Supplies

Read the Tutorial after the Jump…

Directions

Valentine Box Lid

Start by gluing the bottom of your box & the top of the box.

Do this by laying 12 sticks side by side then gluing 2 sticks to the top of them on the sides to hold them together. They both will look just like the picture above when done.

 Glue Stick

Set the one you will use as the top aside and start gluing more sticks to make your box.

Do this by gluing two sticks on the vertical sides then glue two sticks on the horizontal sides. The ends of each stick you glue will be touching the ones you previously glued.

 Paint

Once your box is as tall you want it to be. Let the glue dry then you can start painting your box.

 Attach Embellishments

Let the paint dry and use your gems to decorate your box.

 Valentine Box at ThinkCrafts.com

Don’t forget to paint and decorate the top of the box.

 Valentine Box at ThinkCrafts.com

Here is the box with our homemade sugar cookies in it.

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I am a work at home mother of two living just outside Kansas City, KS. I started crafting with my oldest daughter to spend more time with her and to get her to focus more. And I have to say it has been a great experience for us both. As a matter of fact I have created a craft monster since she tells me several times a week “Let’s do a project MOM!” My youngest is finally at an age where we can start crafting with her too, but then comes the challenge of coming up with something a toddler can do that a preschooler will enjoy also… oh the challenges of a crafting mom. I hope to inspire other parents to craft and create things with their kids.

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