Valentine Card Holders

Make kid-friendly Valentine's Day card holders that are perfect for receiving classroom valentines!

Owl Treat Bag

This cute-as-can-be owl treat bag is just waiting to be filled with handmade valentine cards. Use our free printable pattern to make easy cut-out patterns and set the kids loose with scissors, paper, glue, and a plain paper bag. Make the owl with pink and red paper for a traditional Valentine's Day feel, or customize the design with other colors and patterns for a truly one-of-a-kind card holder. 

Fox Treat Bag

Make a valentine card holder that is as easy to make as it is cute! Kids will love cutting and gluing the easy shapes to turn an ordinary paper bag into an adorable woodland creature. Plus, the easy-access open top is ideal for collecting cards at a classroom valentine exchange. 

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Elephant Card Box

An empty tissue box transforms into an adorable elephant card holder with a coat of paint and a few paper embellishments. Paint the box with acrylic craft paint and use glue or double-sided tape to add heart-shape ears and a face. Paper tusks, a tail, and a trunk complete this sweet card holder. 

Lunch Box Card Holder

Short on time with the big day fast approaching? Repurpose a fold-out lunch box to make an adorable card holder. Attach coordinating patterned paper to the inside to create a festive liner; if you're decorating a metal lunch box, use removable double-sided tape for this step to easily convert the card holder back into a usable lunch box. 

Bonus idea: If you're short on time, consider using our easy printable valentines for a classroom card exchange.

Dinosaur Card Holder

This adorable dinosaur box comes together in minutes with the help of an empty box and a few pieces of green cardstock. Cover an empty tissue box in green paper; cut a head and tail from the same color paper. Use hot glue to attach the head and tail to the box and decorate with craft paint, markers, or stickers. This dino's tummy is the perfect place to store sweet valentine notes from friends!

Festive Mailbox

Sweeten Valentine's Day with a decorated mailbox to hold your kids' cards and notes. Purchase a plain chipboard mailbox (available at many crafts supply stores) and cover using patterned paper and glue. When the box is dry, let your child go wild with stickers, ribbons, and markers. Classmates will love opening the mailbox to add their valentine cards. 

Giraffe Valentine Holder

Transform a recycled tissue box and an empty paper towel roll into the cutest valentine card holder you've ever seen. Cut and glue the paper towel roll so it sits on the corner of the tissue box, and paint them both with craft paint. Cut a heart-shape face from yellow cardstock and use glue to attach it to the end of the paper towel roll. Add a fringed tail, fringed mane, and two heart-shape horns, then complete the giraffe by adding a heart pattern to the body. 

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