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Penguin Valentine Box

6 Feb

I told you he loved Penguins…  He really wanted a penguin Valentine box, so here was our best attempt at one!  Here’s the Scoop:

You’ll Need:

*  A Box (I used a cereal box from Costco, but a shoe box would work fine too)

*  Black, White, Red, Orange/Yellow construction paper

*Tape

*Glue

*Stickers

Directions:

Go ahead and wrap your box with the black construction paper.  I really just wrapped it like a gift.  I reinforced the seams with packing tape, but that isn’t completely necessary.  Once it was wrapped I cut a slit in the top of the box for the valentines to go in, I did this with a knife (maybe a bit unsafe).  I made it pretty big thinking incase someone handed out candy that would fit in, as well.  Once it’s wrapped, use the white paper to cut out a heart for the head and a semi circle for the belly…  You can draw these with pencil and let your child cut them out, or if your child is older, they can draw and cut themselves! We used yellow (we were out of orange) for the heart shaped beak and the heart shaped feet… Use the black paper to trace and cut wings.  I let him find the stickers he wanted for the front of the penguin.  We also put his name with puffy stickers on the top of the box so kids could see it from that vantage point.  Sutton cut and glued everything on himself (he is 5) and did the stickers himself too.  We ended up stapling the wings on because they kept falling off :).  He had a great time and although it’s not the perfect depiction of a penguin I think you can definitely tell what it is!  If your child is a bit penguin obsessed like mine, then this is perfect for you!

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  2. Carrie Geissler February 8, 2013 at 3:04 PM #

    Thanks for the inspiration of the “Penguin valentine box”. My son is also very interested in penguins and thought this was the most awesome box he had ever seen. He is “6” and is in kindergarten. I helped with the cutting – but he did almost everything else on his own. His penguin was a big hit with the buddies in his class. THANKS AGAIN.

  3. Elisa February 12, 2015 at 12:31 PM #

    Thanks for this excellent idea. My son is five and he worked very hard creating a wooden box for his valentines, but when he brought it into school yesterday, they told him that it was too small and he’d need a larger one. (Heartbreak!)
    There is really no time for extras on a school day, so I told him that I’d make him a new box to take to school today. He was instantly happy.
    We picked up a few items at the store to make and wrap a small box. He wanted a “Peso” box, from the Octonauts. I planned to just print out some pictures and glue them on the box, but just before he went to bed he said, “mom, Sarah had a unicorn box. Can you make the whole BOX look like Peso?” He looked up to me with his big brown eyes full of hope. “I’ll see what I can do.”
    I am so happy that I found your great post. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any construction paper and couldn’t get it at night, but I DID have paint, so I painted white paper with the various colors.
    I didn’t get to bed until 1:30, but it was completely worth it to see my son’s face this morning. He was SO THRILLED with the box. The only thing that would have been better would have been if he could have worked on it with me. Ah well, next time.

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