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Mother's Day Craft: Mother's Day Surprise Box

Mother's Day Surprise Box

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Perfect for chocolates or other treats, our gift box is simple and elegant.


  • Template for box (see Step 1)
  • Card stock or paper
  • Crayons or markers (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pen or paper clip
  • Glue or tape (optional)


1. Click here to print out the box template on card stock or paper (card stock will work better).

(To view the .pdf file, you'll need Adobe Reader. which is available for free from the Adobe site.)

2. Carefully cut out the shape along the solid outline.

Mother's Day Surprise Box diagram

Cut opposing slits on the tabs that form the box's lid, as indicated on the diagram to the left.

Mother's Day Surprise Box - Step 4

3. Using a ruler and the tip of an unclicked pen or a paper clip, press along the dotted and dashed lines (dashes indicate "mountain" folds, and dots, "valley" folds). The scoring makes folding the box easier.

Mother's Day Surprise Box - Step 5

4. Make the 4 folds for the bottom of the box.

Mother's Day Surprise Box - Step 6

5. Next, starting at any corner, fold the middle of each triangular section toward what will be the inside of the box. A bit of glue or tape on the folds will help the box keep its shape, but it isn't absolutely necessary

Mother's Day Surprise Box - Step 7

6. Once you've folded all the corners, fold over the side flaps, and then the 2 lid flaps, interlocking their opposing slits.