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Valentine Carriers: Valentine Mailbox

Valentine Mailbox

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Whether at home or at school, this snazzy letter box won't fail to attract some first-class love notes.


  • Rectangular cardboard box
  • Craft glue
  • White self-adhesive shelf paper
  • Craft knife
  • Colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Velcro dots
  • Stickers, stamps, and other decorations


1. Glue the box lid closed and cover the entire box with several layers of white self-adhesive shelf paper (enough to block out any writing on the box).

2. Starting 2 inches from the top, use a craft knife to carefully cut along three sides of the box, leaving the back intact to serve as the hinge (a parent's job). Cut a mail slot (also a parent's job) in the front of the box.

Valentine Mailbox - Step 3

3. Make a tab closure from a 2 1/2- by 3/4-inch strip of colored paper. Fold it in half and staple it to the center front of the cover. Attach Velcro dots to the tab and the box to keep the top shut.

4. Decorate the entire box with paper cutouts, stamps, or heart-shaped stickers.