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Conversation Heart Mailbox Craft

Conversation Heart Mailbox Craft

Ages school-age

by Amanda Formaro

Need a creative way to collect your Valentine's Day cards this year? Try making this great conversation heart mailbox, perfect for a girl or a boy--your friends will love it!

What you'll need

  • Cereal box
  • Construction paper: red, blue, white and pink
  • Glitter glue: blue, pink, purple, orange, red
  • White craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter (optional)
  • Heart-shaped craft foam

Helpful Tip:

1. Craft foam is available in sheets or in packs of precut shapes. 2. Save cardboard snack and cereal boxes for hundreds of different craft projects! 3. Buy construction paper in large variety packs to have on hand for impromptu projects.

How to make it

  1. Cut cereal box in half, keeping the bottom half. Reserve the remaining cardboard for another project.
  2. Cover the entire box with red construction paper using white craft glue.
  3. Trace cookie cutters, or draw freehand, to create hearts from blue, white and pink construction paper. You will need two of each color for a total of six.
  4. Use glitter glue to write short phrases or acronyms on the hearts. Some examples might include "kiss me," "BFF," "luv you," "hug me," "be mine," and "cutie."
  5. Allow the glitter glue to dry completely, this can take several hours.
  6. Glue three hearts, one of each color, to one side of the box, overlapping the hearts, tops of the hearts should stick out above the top of the box. Repeat on the other side.
  7. Glue foam hearts to the sides of the box.