Valentine's Day is about a month away. I work at a school, so I know Valentine's Day is a pretty big day in the classroom, especially at the elementary level. It can be quite exciting for kids to make a card box to hold all of the class valentine cards.
I made this Unicorn Valentine Box a few years ago using almost all Dollar Tree items. The items not from the Dollar Tree were items you may have laying around your house.
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Here is what you will need
A box for the body (shoebox, tissue box, gift box or even a mailbox)
4 cardboard tubes for the legs
2-3 curly bows (multiple bows on each) for the mane and tail.
round container/tumbler with lid (something unicorn head shaped) or floral foam for the head
craft foam or pre cut glitter hearts for snout
colored wrapping paper or paint
cardstock (color of choice for horn)
I used a box with a slot cut in the lid for my unicorn body. Whatever type of body you choose to use, there needs to be a way to get the valentines easily in and out of the box. My box was already white, so I decided to make a white unicorn, but you can make yours whatever color you like.
To make the legs, paint four cardboard tubes
I covered both items with white wrapping paper. Expert tip.. If you chose to go the square floral foam route, DO NOT remove the plastic off the foam! It's much better to wrap the entire brick as one piece. I found out the hard way that the floral foam is made from five smaller bricks that I had to re-attach, and it was a little bit messy. I personally preferred the shape of the plastic container head, which is what I decided to use in the end. You can attach the head with hot glue or double sided tape.