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Paper Bag Valentine Card Mailbox

Our Paper Bag Valentine Card Mailbox kids craft will help you create one of a kind mailboxes for your cards on February 14th. 

Valentine card mailbox made from paper

It is common that on Valentine’s Day, all the classrooms will have the children hand out Valentine cards to one another (and sometimes some treats too!).

I have the perfect Valentine Day Mailboxes for treats so why not combine this paper bag craft with one of my Valentine Mailbox crafts! Choose from my teddy bear Valentine Day Mailbox, or my Hot Air Balloon Mailbox

We’ve created a cute mailbox for these cards out of a paper bag. Hopefully all your cards fit inside, you might even have space for some small treats!

This is a great paper valentine craft to do with the kids in the week or two leading up to Valentine Day. I love seeing how excited they get over these!

If you want an idea of what to put in your Valentine card mailbox you can use some of the printables below!!

Printable Valentines Cards

Get some adorable printable Valentines cards and send out lots of love and creativity!

Printable Valentines Cards

If you do not want to put a printable Valentine card inside how about a free Valentine gnome coloring page with your own message added.

Before you get stuck into making this lovely paper bag I ought to tell you let you know I have tons of Cute Crafts for Valentine’s Day that will really appeal to kiddies!


How to Make a Paper Bag Valentine Card Mailbox

Before you get all your cards ready to deliver, let’s make your mailbox for Valentine’s Day! Paper bag crafts for kids are awesome and this one in particular is easy to make and suitable for children as young as pre school age. 

Paper bag valentine mailbox craft supplies Craft Supplies:
  • Brown Paper Bag
  • Red and Pink paint
  • Paint brush
  • Markers
  • Pink construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
how to decorate a paper mailbox for Valentine Day

Step #1:

Take the red paint and paint your bag red. 

Leave about 3 inches at the top unpainted for now.

Allow this to dry.

Step #2:

While the paper bag dries, take you pink construction paper.

Cut it into small squares and fold these squares in half.

Cut each into a half of a heart.

Make this in all different sizes. You will need enough to fill your bag on all sides.

Step #3:

Unfold all of your hearts.

On each one write Valentine sayings. You can use things like:

  • Be Mine
  • I love You
  • Hug Me
  • Happy Valentine’s Day
  • UR GR8
  • I like you
  • You’re sweet

Similar to the sayings you see on the little heart candies.

Step #4:

Once your paper bag is dry, fold the top area that you did not paint over the bag. 

Paint this area pink.

Step #5:

Add glue to the seam in the center of your heart.

paper valentine mailbox

Step #6

Glue it somewhere on the bag.

Repeat this for all of your heart cut outs until the bag is full.

Be sure to space them all over and put all the sizes in random places. Don’t place all large hearts in one area and small in another.

                                                    You can even do a blue or green mailbox for boys!

Add your name to the top with a marker

and you are all set for the incoming mail on February 14th!


Can you think of some other things you might stick to your Paper bag Mailbox craft for Valentines? How about some of my paper roses! These are a little harder to make than this simple Valentine mailbox craft, but Mum or an adult can help.

What other things are associated with February 14th apart from hearts and roses? Chocolates of course and maybe even diamonds. I know some lucky girls who get a diamond engagement ring as a Valentine’s Day gift. Cupid is another thing people associate with the day of love. 

More Easy Valentine Crafts Like This One:

If you like these Valentine mailbox ideas you might also like some of my other wonderfully creative craft

Give a few words of praise with the flowers you give with our heart shaped gift tag.

Make some treats to go with your cards with our Hershey’s Valentine kissme treat! Or even my Kinder Egg Monsters

Older kids may wish to write a love poem or message and place it inside. 

These Valentine day kids crafts will be sure to fill your day with love and affection. Enjoy these and always check back for more. We are always creating!

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Paper Bag Valentine Card Mailbox

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