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
- large empty oatmeal container/cylinder with lid
- 2 pieces (9×12) red construction paper
- 1 piece (9×12) blue construction paper
- adhesive foam hearts, stars and letters
- glitter or washi tape–I used Scotch Expressions Glitter Tape
- gold curling ribbon
- clear tape
- paper trimmer
- utility knife
- glue stick
- hot glue
- 9″ round circle template (plate, round baking pan, etc)
- 3 small condiment cups or empty cottage cheese or sour cream container
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.
Step #5: Add some decorative elements with glitter tape, and adhesive foam stars and hearts.
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.
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.
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.”
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!
Your child is ready to fill it up with Valentine’s Day cards!