Some days I still can’t believe that my baby is a kindergartener. But instead of wishing she was still a baby I am embracing all of the new activities we get to do together like preparing for her Valentine’s Day party at school. When I asked what she would like her mail box to look like it definitely wasn’t a surprise when she told me Hello Kitty. Together we whipped up an adorable box for her to take to school and I am going to share just how simple it was to make with you.
1 box (preferably white)
red, black, yellow, & pink construction paper
glue & scissors
As a blogger I have a rather large cardboard box grave yard in my basement and so I went in search of a white box to use as Hello Kitty’s head. If you don’t have access to lots of boxes you might be able to find a white box at Office Max or Staples. You could also use a brown box and spray paint it white or cover it in white paper.
The first step is to cut triangle shapes on the top edge of the box and fold them up to create ears. This will leave two triangle shaped holes in the top of the box. You will also cut a rectangle slot in the top of the box for the Valentine’s to be slid through.
You will want to cover up the triangle shaped holes so we glued a piece of pink construction paper to the top, but make sure to cut the rectangle slot into the construction paper as well.
Next cut two eyes and six whiskers out of the black construction paper. An oval yellow nose from the yellow construction paper. A bow from the red construction paper. And lots of hearts from the red and pink construction paper. Since these were all simple shapes I cut them out free hand and then had Alleigh use a glue stick to apply all of the pieces to the box.
Ta-da! Super simple Hello Kitty Valentine Mail Box that made my five year old happy as can be. If you are still in need of valentine’s for your littles to pass out to their friends be sure to check out our bubble & bouncy ball free printables!
Did your little one make a Valentine mail box this year? What was their theme?