Sunday, January 10, 2021

Easy Unicorn Valentine Box

This is one of my favorite Valentine's Day crafts.  I actually first posted it a couple of years ago, but I love so much I thought it would be a good time to re-share it. I am not sure what Valentine's Day will look like this year, or if schools will be able to have valentine exchanges with Covid, but this unicorn craft can be used for a class party or as a cute storage box. 

For the body of the unicorn you need some sort of box. I don't know if they will be available this year, but I found this one with a pre made slot on sale at Meijer for about $2, when I first made the unicorn.  It was already white, so I decided to make a white unicorn.  It is easy to change the color of the unicorn to whatever color you would like to make it using different colors of paper and paint.  

I painted four cardboard tubes for the legs. 

One thing that I love about the party section at the Dollar Tree is they have a great selection of various bows and tassels that would all be perfect for the mane and tail. For this unicorn, I chose the multi colored swirled ribbon bows on the right. 

For the head you and can as creative as you want to be.  There are several different things you can use depending on what shape head you would like to have.  I chose the pink cup because I liked the shape of it more than the rectangle floral foam. 

I had thought of painting the cup white, but chose to use white wrapping paper instead.  

I glued the legs to the bottom of the box with hot glue.  

This particular bow had more than one bow on the package. I wanted to have an extra full mane and tail so I bought two packages. 

I used four of the smaller bows on the mane, and two on the tail.  I think the curly bows look super cute. 

I know this year the Dollar Tree has glitter heart stickers in pink and red, that can be used as the snout.  When I had made my unicorn box I used some pink craft foam and cute it into small hearts. 

I rolled some pink craft paper into the shape of a cone for the unicorn horn.  I hot glued into place. I glued one some google eyes for it's eyes.  Eyelashes can be added as well. 

Your unicorn is now ready to go to the party, and be filled with Valetines and goodies. 

Some other Valentine's Day ideas you might be interested in.. 



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