How to Make Valentines Day Mailbox Backpack with Cereal Boxes

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This is a unique Valentine’s Day Mailbox crafts idea, but I think all of your friends will ooh and aah over it. It is made from a cereal box and ribbons, amongst other crafts materials. AND you can really use it as a backpack, it really works.  Have fun.

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How to Make Valentines Day Mailbox Backpack with Cereal Boxes Crafts Idea for Kids



How to Make Valentines Day Mailbox Backpack with Cereal Boxes Crafts Idea for Kids

Crafts Materials Needed

– Cereal Box
– Scissors
– Paper
– Colored Paper or Paint and Brush
– Ribbons
– Paste or Glue

Step 1



Step 1 : Making Valentines Day mail box backpack craft for kids



Glue the Opened End of the Cereal Box Closed. Wait until the glue is dry and then cut on the dotted lines as you see above. Don’t cut the back edge as this will be the hinge to open up the backpack.

Step 2



Step 2 : Making Valentines Day mail box backpack craft for kids



No cut the 2 side tabs off.


Step 3



Step 3 : Making Valentines Day mail box backpack craft for kids



Now cover the cereal box with either red paint or red paper.

Step 4



Step 4 : Making Valentines Day mail box backpack craft for kids



Now cut a bunch of white hearts out of paper and then glue them all over the box.

Step 5



Step 5 : Making Valentines Day mail box backpack craft for kids



Give the box a valentine’s day card look by putting curvy white paper all around the bag’s lid.

Step 6



Step 6 : Making Valentines Day mail box backpack craft for kids



Cut a slot at the top of the backpack’s lid for people to push in the Valentine’s Day cards. Cut out the word ‘MAIL’ and your name from blue construction paper and paste it on the bag.

Step 7



Step 7 : Making Valentines Day mail box backpack craft for kids



Now take 2 strips of ribbon and glue them to the lid, as pictured above. also lower down on the bag, glue two loops for the ribbons to string through.

Step 8



Step 8 : Making Valentines Day mail box backpack craft for kids



Make 4 slits on the back of the box…2 on top and 2 on the bottom.

Step 9



Step 9 : Making Valentines Day mail box backpack craft for kids



thread the ribbons through the slits for the backpack’s straps. Tie them, glue, or tape them from the inside of the box.

Step 10



Step 10 : Making Valentines Day mail box backpack craft for kids



Step 11



How to Make Valentines Day Mailbox Backpack with Cereal Boxes Crafts Idea for Kids



And this is something like what your backpack, Valentine’s Day Mailbox should look like when finished. Just put it on your desk and let your classmate’s put their Valentine’s Day cards into the slot on top. When you go home, you can open up the backpack’s lid to get all of the Valentine’s day cards out to read them.

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4 Comments

  1. Ici

    02.09.2011

    This was so cute I just had to make myself one I love your ideas and creativity thank you for the great project now I will never be bored again!

  2. admin

    02.09.2011

    You are SO sweet. I’m glad that you liked it!

  3. claire

    01.18.2012

    this progect ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. ROSALINDA

    01.31.2012

    IM GOING TO MAKE THIS TONIGHT FOR MY DAUGHTER…THANKS FOR THE CUTE IDEA

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