Heart & Star Boxes
Hold a gift or organize a student's desk with these hearty, stellar boxes!
A Star or Heart Box is perfect to hold Mother’s, Father’s or Valentine’s Day gifts, or will organize those odds and ends in student desks.
Make these simple boxes to hold gifts or student memorabilia or to illustrate a unit on space.
Supplies Used: Adhesive, Construction paper or cardstock, Markers, Pencil, Scissors, Stamp pad
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- To create the Heart Box, die-cut the shape using construction paper or cardstock.
- Fold on all the perforations. All folds are mountain folds except for the two at the top of the heart, which are valley folds.
- Place adhesive on the side tab, and attach to the other side of the box by folding the box in half (Figure A).
- Die-cut another Heart Box shape using a deeper shade of paper, and trim along the perforations to make two heart pieces.
- Align and adhere the two heart pieces to the hearts on the box.
- To close the bottom of the box, first fold in the U-shaped tab, then fold in the two side tabs and finally tuck the remaining tab into the U-shaped tab (Main Photo).
- The two curves at the top of the heart remain open to allow entry into the Heart Box.
- To create the Star Box, die-cut the Star Box shape using construction paper or cardstock.
- Use markers or use the eraser on a pencil and a stamp pad for a polka dot effect to decorate the box.
- Fold all the long-line perforations in mountain folds, and fold all the short-line perforations in valley folds.
- Place adhesive on the outside of all of the side tabs except the tab with a notch, which is where the box will open and close.
- Fold in three tabs, and then fold the box in half, aligning and pressing the side tabs together (Figure B).
- Gently push in on each valley fold to complete the Star Box (Main Photo).
- Use the Star Box to highlight a lesson on stars and space.
- Figure A
- Figure B
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