We love Valentines day box ideas!! And this upcycled Cereal box valentine holder is no exception. A wonderfully easy Valentine’s day mailboxes for preschoolers to make. A big welcome today to Kristina from Toddler Approved, who shares this cute little Valentine’s Day Ideas for Preschoolers and toddlers. Love that it is a great “upcycled” craft for a cereal box too and is so easy and fun to make for younger kids. Isn’t it just too cute? This joins a great collection of Valentine’s Mailbox ideas for you to browse! Over to Kristina…
Cereal box valentine holder
We love Valentine’s Day and finding ways to do small acts of kindness for others. We also love love love Maggy’s 31 Days of Love Series. I am Kristina of Toddler Approved. On my blog I share all sorts of movement and learning activities, crafts, and parenting tips that I discover as I try and be a better mom to my three kids (ages 6,4,2). Right now we are sharing a lot about kindness and love because we are in the middle of our annual 100 Acts of Kindness Challenge.
Last year we had so much fun sharing our heart mailboxes with you. They really helped us be more kind in our home. This year I am excited to share the Valentine’s Day mailbox chair backers that we created!
As part of our 100 Acts of Kindness challenge we are working on doing simple acts of kindness each day around our home and community. As a family project we all created mailbox chair backers using cereal boxes and then we have been having fun sneaking little notes to each other using the mailboxes!
Cereal box valentine holder – Materials
- cereal box (or any other type of tall box)
- wrapping paper or construction paper
- markers or paints
- glue or tape
- favorite embellishments (stickers, pom poms, ribbon, streamers, paper, etc.)
Here’s how to create your own mailbox chair backer…
First you’ll want to wrap up the cereal box using wrapping paper or brown paper so that the text on the cereal box isn’t visible. If you don’t have paper you could easily paint the box.
Once your box is completely decorated and dry, make a slit or two in the back and thread ribbon through the back of the box so that the box can be tied to a doorknob or on the back of a chair.