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My son’s fascination with space and the solar system inspired this rocket-themed Valentine’s Day mailbox craft! Create this same excitement in your classroom this Valentine’s Day with Plaid Crafts and our step-by-step tutorial below. This Valentine’s Day craft for kids has boyish charm and girlish flair! Before you know it, your students will be writing and mailing Valentine’s Day cards that are out of this world! It’s the perfect craft to incorporate into your space unit. 10, 9, 8, 7… BLAST OFF!
- oatmeal container
- cardboard boxes (cereal boxes)
- paper towel roll
- Apple Barrel paints: red, teal, hot pink, yellow paint etc…
- paint brushes
- Plaid Mod Podge
- tissue paper
1.) Cut out two “winged” sides. Attach to the oatmeal containers with tape. Paint with Apple Barrel paints and set aside to dry.
2.) Roll a cereal box into a cone shape and staple the cone together. The cone is larger than the oatmeal container. Make it larger so it is easy for the kids to pull the top of the rocket on and off to retrieve their valentines.
3.) Paint the bottom portion of the rocket and set it aside to dry.
4.) Next, cut a cardboard paper towel roll into three sections and create the base for the rocket. Paint it yellow, and tape it to the body of the rocket. Cut out tissue and glue it to the paper towel rolls for pretend flames.
5.) Paint details on the body of the rocket and let it dry. For durability, use Plaid’s Washable Mod Podge on the body of the rocket. Once the rocket dries, add sticker hearts and glitter tape for details.
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Don’t stop just here! Have each student create heart-shaped envelopes to fill the Valentine’s Day rocket mailbox!
Happy Valentine’s Day!Karen