Every few months we get a family project from Noah’s Prek teacher. From disguising a turkey to creating a cultural portrait. We have done quite a few.
This time around we are creating a Valentine’s box.
Of course, the first thing I did was visit Pinterest. There were so many great ideas. Too many maybe. So I narrowed down my search to four: Ninja Turtles, Angry Birds, Batman, and Super Mario.
Because Noah needs to be involved, it is his project after all. I printed four different samples and showed them to him.
His choice surprised me.
I really thought he was going to go with TMNT because he’s into it, but I guess Batman is still in.
Now that we knew what we were going to work on it was time to gathered the materials:
- Amazon box
- fabric markers
- black butcher paper (there was no black wrapping paper)
- tape and tacky glue
- white stock and black construction paper
- empty roll of paper towel
The felt, fabric markers, butcher paper and tacky glue we got from Michaels. Fortunately, I had a coupon so we saved some money.
A little side note: The smaller black felt we got had a sticky back so we used that for the Batman logo.
Once we were ready we got to work.
Noah and I wrapped the Amazon box with the black paper. I then went on to make an opening for the Valentine’s cards and we created the cape with the black felt.
We were definitely proud of what we had so far.
We then went on to create the utility belt and logo. Mark helped with this part because I can’t draw and Noah helped glue and put the rest together
Not too shabby if you ask me.
Finally, I went online to search for Batman’s head. That was the hard part! I couldn’t find a decent size to print so I did my best to enlarge it.
Here’s where the empty paper roll came in handy. I covered it with construction paper as a support for the head and after some work it finally stayed.
A Batman Valentine’s box.
Noah was extremely happy.
His teacher gave us about three weeks for this project. We did it in one weekend and we split the work into two days.
One recommendation I will give is buy the tacky glue. It works on everything and it will make your life so much easier.
Have you guys ever done a Valentine’s Day box before?