Owl Valentine’s Day Box Free SVG File
The anticipation and excitement of Valentine’s Day was always so much fun as a classroom teacher and as a mom. The whole idea of spreading kindness and love through the act of giving Valentines to friends and classmates rocks. Creating the project is such a fun and meaningful way to interact with your child. I love this particular box because it is great for a Valentine Box for a girl and a Valentine box for a boy. This Owl Valentine’s Day Box is super creative and festive. It is awesome made up as a bag too because it can be used all year round then to carry library books, sleepover pajamas and googles to the pool. Let’s make it.
Materials and Supplies Needed for Owl Box
- FREE SVG File (can be used to cut paper, felt or fabric!)
- CRICUT Maker and Accessories
- Kunin Felt (Red, Pink, Black, White)
- Cardboard Box (Or Canvas Bag for Bag) – This box was from a wine delivery. HA HA HA. Recycled crafts are the best.
- Acrylic Paint (Pink, Red White) – I used DecoArt Multi-Surface because it has awesome coverage.
- E6000 Fabri-Fuse Glue
Directions to Make Owl Valentine’s Box
Firstly, cut the recycled box so that it has an opening at the top for Valentine cards to be inserted and one in the back for them to be removed. This can be done with scissors or any blade of your choice. Additionally, this step should be done by a grown up.
Secondly, paint the box. Mix together red, pink and white paints by blending them as you paint the surface of the box.
Thirdly, let the paint dry completely.
Next, cut the pieces in the FREE SVG file from felt or card stock.
These can be sized to fit your box if it happens to be tiny or huge. The size currently is for a standard sized shoe box. Furthermore, this could be done on a giant moving box to collect canned foods or items for those in need.
Glue the pieces to the box using E6000 Fabri-Fuse. This adhesive is the best because it works quickly and holds great.
Additional Optional Step
Add a bow with scraps of fabric or ribbon to spruce up your owl.
The colors on this owl could of course be modified to any combinations at all. I went with the traditional Valentine’s Day colors scheme but anything would work. In conclusion, this craft could be totally modified to any size and any color.
Valentine’s Day OWL Bag
In addition, this project can be done on a canvas bag too. I created bags a few years ago but didn’t know how to share SVG files then so am super excited to be able to give you the extra tool necessary now to make these fun projects. Check the bag out here on the blog too.
Valentine Box Making TIPS
- It is best to use Kunin Basic Felt. It cuts on the Cricut Maker using the setting for acrylic felt. (Fun Fact: Did you know that Kunin felt is made from recycled bottles?)
- Keep the designs simpler for the younger kiddos. This should be FUN.
- Use recycled boxes. It teaches kids to be resourceful.
Why Painting with Kids is a Good Idea
Painting with kids (whether this Owl Valentines Day Box or something else) is so much more than a craft project or simple activity. It is a way for kids (of all ages really) do many very important things. Here are some fabulous reasons to get kids painting.
- It helps them convey ideas and share.
- Painting gives kids an opportunity to express emotions — even ones that might be hiding deep inside.
- It uses several senses to paint and through that kids make connections.
- Exploring color, the process and the outcomes teaches cause and effect.
- When kids made handmade masterpieces, it boosts confidence.
Preparation Steps for Painting with Kids
One of the biggest factors in creating successful paint crafts with kids lies in the prep. Here are four things you can do to prepare for a great time crafting.
- Expect a little mess. Prep your area knowing that paint can spill, drip and splatter. Cover your work are with kraft paper before starting.
- Provide aprons for the kids. If you don’t want to but them, they can wear old adult sized shirts as aprons.
- Have paper towels nearby and ready if needed.
- Know the dry time of the project before starting. If there are several steps, there might be a dry time involved. Have a puzzle or activity on hand to do during that in between time. You can grab free ones here on the blog.
MORE FREE SVG FILES
Check out ALL of these great projects. They all have FREE SVG files too. It is so fun to collaborate with other bloggers and designers to be able to share awesome content with y’all. Which of these do you simply love the most.
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My Heart Belongs to Chocolate by Polka Dotted Blue Jay
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Curvy Sweet Heart by Gina C. Creates
Mama & Mini by Poofy Cheeks Blog
Owl Valentine Box by Me and My Inklings
Not Today Cupid by Artsy-Fartsy Mama
Retro Love by My Designs in the Chaos
Valentine Unicorn by Weekend Craft
A Love Like Gnome Other Card by The Bearded Housewife
Okay, Love You. Bye! by The Walnut Street House
I Love You 365 Days A Year by Sunshine and Munchkins
Yep! Still Single by Lettered by Stephanie
Kitten and Puppy Peekaboo Cupcake Toppers by Craftara Creates
Love Bug Lollipop Holder SVG by Spot of Tea Designs
Play-Doh Valentine Gift Tags by Simply Made Fun
Cactus Valentine’s Day SVG by Tried & True Creative
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