How to Make Kids' Valentine Boxes

Valentine's Day parties are a rite of passage for young children. At these parties, kids exchange Valentine's cards. In most cases, each child must supply a box where other kids can deliver their cards. With an adult's help, these boxes are easy to make. If you know how to wrap a Christmas present, you can make a kid's Valentine box.

Cover the outside of the shoebox with construction paper. Tape the paper in place. It's okay if the paper overlaps, but make sure that there are no gaps.

Cover the outside of the lid with construction paper by taping several sheets to the top.

Cut a narrow rectangle in the lid of the box. The hole should be about 1 or 2 inches wide and at least 6 inches long. This is the slot for the cards.

Tape the construction paper around the edges of the card hole.

Decorate the box and lid with markers or crayons.

Write your child's name on box and lid.