Parents everywhere are scrambling to “help” their child make a Valentine Mailbox. With some kraft paper and washi tape, you can make this Chewbacca Valentine Mailbox in less than 15 minutes.
It’s that dreaded time of year. Valentine Mailbox season. If you are lucky, your child gave you enough notice of when this masterpiece was due. Or, if you have an awesome teacher, she sent home a letter last week and then followed up with reminders each day. Love those teachers!
Thankfully, we have had plenty of time to get our Valentine Mailbox completed. Although we did have to wait until all of the orange juice was gone! While we were waiting, my son and I scoured Pinterest in search of the perfect Valentine Mailbox.
It really didn’t shock me when he landed on a Chewbacca Valentine Mailbox. After all, we are handing out Star Wars: The Force Awakens Valentines, why not go all the way the theme! I did a little tweaking to the original we saw and in about 15 minutes, we created an awesome Chewbacca Valentine Mailbox!
Chewbacca Valentine Mailbox
To make a Chewbacca Valentine Mailbox, you will need the following supplies:
- empty orange juice or milk container
- brown craft paper
- two large googly eyes
- black washi tape
- silver washi tape
- red heart stickers
- red foam heart sticker
Chewbacca Valentine Mailbox Instructions
Start by washing out your empty orange juice or milk container. Make sure it’s dry inside before you start. Cut out a rectangular hole in the front big enough to fit Valentines.
Taking your brown craft paper, wrap the container like you would a present.
Fold the bottom edges first. Stand your container upright and let the paper fold along the lines of the top of the container.
Next, cut out the same rectangular hole from the craft paper. Don’t worry about it being perfect! You will hide that in the next step.
Using black washi tape, outline the rectangle and fold the edges under. This will create Chewbacca’s mouth.
Using the silver washi tape, cut out small triangles for his teeth.
Again, using the black washi tape, create Chewbacca’s holster. Place a strip of the silver tape in the middle.
Decorate with three red heart stickers down the holster.
Now, it’s time to give Chewy a face. Place two large googly eyes at the top of the container.
Place an upside down foam heart for his nose.
To give the effect of fur, use a black crayon and place random lines on the craft paper.
Your Chewbacca Valentine Mailbox will be the hit of the Valentine’s Day classroom party!