How to Make Valentine’s Day Suitcase Mailbox Craft Idea for Kids

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Today we will show you how to make a cool Valentine’s day Mailbox Suitcase to hold your classmate’s Valentines Day Cards. There is a slot to place your friend’s cards…and when you want to retrieve your cards, all you have to do is unbutton the suitcase straps and get them out. You can then use this suitcase as a treasure chest or storage container.

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How to Make Valentine's Day Suitcase Mailbox Craft Idea for Kids



How to Make Valentine’s Day Suitcase Mailbox Craft Idea for Kids

Crafts Materials Needed

-Scissors

– Cereal Box

– Wrapping Paper, Decorative Paper, Craft Foam, or Felt

– Cardboard

– Ribbon

– Velcro, Magnets, or Buttons

Step 1



Step 1 : Making Valentines Day Classroom Mailbox Crafts Project



Take a cereal box, cut 3 sides off of the top panel so it is still hinged.


Step 2



Step 2 : Making Valentines Day Classroom Mailbox Crafts Project



Cut a slit on the top and 2 slits for the suitcase handle on the side that opens.

Step 3



Step 3 : Making Valentines Day Classroom Mailbox Crafts Project



Wrap the box, making sure to keep the opening lid, wrapped separately.

Step 4



Step 4 : Making Valentines Day Classroom Mailbox Crafts Project



Cut a piece of sturdy cardboard a bit longer than a handle.

Step 5



Step 5 : Making Valentines Day Classroom Mailbox Crafts Project



Wrap this cardboard strip in wrapping paper, craft foam, felt, or decorative paper.

Step 6



Step 6 : Making Valentines Day Classroom Mailbox Crafts Project



Put the handle int he 2 slits and tape or glue the handle from the inside of the box so that it stays sturdily within the box.

Step 7



Step 7 : Making Valentines Day Classroom Mailbox Crafts Project



Cut 2 pieces of ribbon long enough to be wrapped around the suitcase.

Step 8



Step 8 : Making Valentines Day Classroom Mailbox Crafts Project



Now we need a way to fasten the straps .. such as velcro, magnets, buttons, or another way that you can think of in order to be able to open and close the suitcase.

Finished Suitcase Valentines Day Box



How to Make Valentine's Day Suitcase Mailbox Craft Idea for Kids



This is how the suitcase should look. Have fun and Happy Valentines Day.

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1 Comment

  1. Cynthia

    02.12.2012

    Thank you! Great project, loved the idea. The briefcase came out very cute 😀

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