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I remember being in third grade. We were handing out Valentine’s Day cards to our entire class. My boyfriend — who had been my boyfriend since second grade — gave me a card. But not just a card. He also gave me a small stick of perfume taped to it.
I’m sure we did class Valentine’s every year in elementary school, but this is the only year I remember so vividly.
If you have a child in elementary school, you probably have to make a Valentine’s Day Mailbox. You don’t have to stress over it. Trust me. I was stuffy and sick all last week, so I turned an empty tissue box into a DIY Mickey Mouse Valentine’s Day Mailbox.
It’s super cute, gets the job done, and didn’t require me to leave the house during the Polar Vortex to get any supplies.
DIY Mickey Mouse Valentine’s Day Mailbox
What You’ll Need:
- Empty tissue box
- Red acrylic paint
- Black acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Black card stock
- Yellow card stock
What You’ll Do:
Empty the tissue box and pull out the plastic film from the inside.
Tape around the center of the box. This will help you get a straight line when you paint.
Paint a layer of red paint below the paint. Let it dry completely before painting another layer. You may need a few layers depending on how much of a design you had on your tissue box to begin with.
Carefully pull the tape off after the red paint has dried completely. Try to not tear the box (but it’s okay if you do).
Paint the upper half of the box, including the very top, black.
Again, depending on how much of a design you have on your box to begin with, you may need to paint multiple layers.
Let it dry completely.
Cut two ovals from the yellow card stock and glue them down to the red paint on one side of the box.
From the black card stock, cut a pair of Mickey Mouse ears.
Glue that down to the back of the box. Let it dry completely.
Now it’s time to pick up classroom Valentine’s Day cards. Minted has the cutest ones.
Pete is obsessed with pizza, so if we had a kid, I’m sure that kid would want to bring the Pizza My Heart classroom Valentine’s Day cards.
A lot of them have really cute puns and plays on words — like a piece of wood that says “Wood You Be Mine?” or a cat that says “You’re Pawsome.” But I like the ones that have that and are interactive.
Yes, the maze on the A-Maze-Ing Valentine card is simple, but these are going to elementary school kids. Simple is good. Plus, this would assure your kids’ classmates at least look at the card before tossing it.