Football Field Classroom Valentine Box for Boys

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Football Field Classroom Valentine Box for Boys . . . your little sports fan with love making this box to hold his classroom valentines!

Like any mom of boys, when Valentine’s Day rolls around, I have to come up with a box to hold classroom valentines. It can’t be pink, ruffly, cute, or have anything at all to do with love! Last year I found a photo of a Football Field Classroom Valentine Box, but couldn’t find any actual instructions. So I came up with my own. And I also had to come up with a football field that could be printed.

Football Field Classroom Valentine Box- includes free printable!

Not going to lie- it was a lot of work getting all those lines and numbers right. So I’m sharing it with you, because I want it to be put to good use! The hardest part about this project is making all those little “fans”. If I would have started earlier, I would have had my son help. But he was in bed by the time I got to that part. Hence the less than stellar photos for some of the steps. But they are good enough for you to get the idea, and this was such a hit with my son and his friend that I just had to share. So here ya go:

Football Field Classroom Valentine Box Tutorial

Supplies:
-Shoe box with a hinged lid
-Craft paint and brushes
Free printable football field
-Wire and wire cutters
-Glue and Duck Tape

Instructions:

1-Paint your shoe box. We painted the bottom black and the top white, but you can do whatever colors you like.
Football Valentine Box for Boys2- Print out the free football field, and trim it to the size of your box. Make sure you leave a white border, that is for the fans in the stadium! Then use a paintbrush handle dipped in paint (or a marker) to make lots of dots to represent the fans.
Free printable and tutorial for a Football Valentine BoxNow glue the paper to the top of the box. Lookin’ pretty good, right?
Valenitnes Day Card Box for BoysNow all that’s left is adding the field goal posts. Cut a piece of wire about 3″ long. Bend it in half. This will be the piece that attaches to the box.
Valentine Card Holder for BoysTo make the goal post part, cut a piece of wire about 2″ long. Push it through the bended end, and form it into a square shape.You know, so it looks like a goal post.  I wrapped mine around an old fork handle. (You will need to make two of these, one for each end.)
Football Valentine Card Holder TutorialIt was late, and I was in a hurry, and I forgot to take a photo of the goal post before I added it to the box. Sorry. If you look closely, you can see it on the box.
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To attach the goal posts, just poke them through the top of the box. Then unfold the wire under the lid. Cover the wire with Duck Tape to hold it in place.
Football Valentine Box TutorialAnd there you have it, an awesome Football Field Valentine box that any football loving  boy would be proud to take to school!

How to make a Valentine box for a boy- free printable included!I know my son was pretty excited about it!
Justin Valentines Day-009-1(And wow, I’m noticing that he’s changed a ton since last Valentine’s Day!)

Need more Valentine’s Day ideas? Here’s a few:

Laffy Taffy Classroom Valentine’s Day Cards
Skittles Valentine’s Day Cards
Free Printable Kool Aid Valentine Cards
Valentine’s Day Matching Game


Comments

  1. Is there a way to make the field a bigger size?

  2. My 9 year old is going to love it! Thank you!!

  3. Beth Kirk says:

    Thank you for sharing this printable football field ! My son loves his box I made

  4. Me and my boy were going crazy trying to decide what to do. I thought of a football field but had no idea how to accomplish it. I’m so glad I found your box and printable field. Thank you so much!

  5. Good

  6. nice work really like the idea i will try it next saturday

  7. Diana @ Soulful Necessities.com says:

    This is so adorable. This would be so cute for my nephews. Pinned!

  8. I’m pinning this. I don’t have any sons but I just know that I need that box for something. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Love this – pinned because it’s just a great idea for the guys!

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