Are your kids required to bring a Valentine Box to school to collect Valentines in? We have had a lot of fun over the years making different Valentine boxes, but I know it can be hard to come up with ideas that boys won’t be embarrassed about, but we have made several “boy-approved” Valentines over the years and this Rocket Valentine Box is perfect for the boy in your life.
Rocket Valentine Box

Rocket Valentine Box

I love being able to re-use items we have sitting around the house and there is a good chance you have most of the material you need to make this rocket Valentine box in your craft room or kitchen.

How to make a Rocket Valentine Box

Materials needed:

Rocket Valentine Box

Step 1: Remove the labels from your oatmeal container and discard.

Step #2:  Use your pencil to draw a slot in the front of your oatmeal container for the valentine cards. Use a utility knife to cut out the slot.

Rocket valentine box

Step #3: Lay the red construction paper on a flat surface. Place the container on it’s side on top of the paper and draw a line where the container stops. Cut the paper with a paper trimmer so you have the perfect size for the container. Repeat with the other piece of red paper.
Step #4: Wrap your red paper around the container and secure with a glue stick. Use a utility knife to cut out the red paper from the slot for the cards. Fold the paper into the container and secure with tape on the inside of the container.
 Rocket Valentine Box

Step #5: Add some decorative elements with glitter tape, and adhesive foam stars and hearts.

Rocket Valentine Box

Step #6: To make the rocket cone, trace a 9″ circle template onto the piece of paper. Find the center with a ruler and mark it lightly with a pencil. Cut out a “pac man” shape and discard the small triangle.

Rocket Valentine Box

Step #7: Fold the ends of the “pac man” shape together and place on top of your container. Make sure it fits the cylinder shape. Secure with glue stick.

Step #8: Decorate your cone with glitter tape and adhesive foam stickers before using hot glue to secure it on. Place the lid onto the container and put glue on the outer rim. Attach the cone and press gently to adhere.

Rocket Valentine Box

Step #9: Add curling ribbon to the bottom rim of the container to create “blast-off fire!” I used 12-14″ pieces of curling ribbon, folded in half and adhered to the bottom of the container with hot glue. Continue all the way around or as many as desired.

Step #10: Glue together 3 condiment cups (or alternatively use an empty sour cream or cottage cheese container.) and glue to the bottom of the container to create some height for the rocket “blast-off fire.”

Rocket Valentine Box

A cottage cheese or sour cream container may be more desirable because it will keep the rocket a bit more stable. The condiment cups are a little small and may cause the rocket to tip over.

Then prepare to BLAST OFF!

Rocket Valentine Box

Your child is ready to fill it up with Valentine’s Day cards!

Rocket Valentine Box

And check out these other Valentine Boxes Boys will LOVE!
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