With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, I wanted to share this Minecraft Turtle Valentine’s box that my son and I made for his class party. We had a lot of fun, and even though it took a little longer than I normally like to spend, he is thrilled and I know he will play with it long after Valentine’s day has passed.
To make your Minecraft Turtle Valentine’s Box you will need the following:
- Two boxes (this you will need to judge based on the size you want. We made our shell box a little bigger than the head because that’s what we had)
- Green construction paper or green wrapping paper
- Scotch tape
- Packing tape
- Exacto knife
- Black and white paper or adhesive foam sheets for nose and eyes
- Tan paper for the mouth (and body if you want). I used a gold tablecloth.
- 16 gauge craft wire to attach the legs and head (I got this at Walmart in the tool section, but you can also get it at craft stores)
- Needlenose pliers
I didn’t want to spend much money so we tried to use what we had on hand. It was fun to get creative and see what we could do.
Once you have picked out your boxes, you will want to take the packing tape and seal all of the seams. Do not attach the boxes together.
With the boxes taped, you will take the green wrapping paper, or green construction paper and cover both boxes completely.
With the boxes wrapped, you will take some extra cardboard and start making the legs. We cut the flaps off of an extra box to use and this turned out good. I didn’t really use measurements, except to make sure both of the front legs are the same size and both of the back legs are the same size. Then I taped them with packing tape and Hunter wrapped them in green paper to match the rest of the turtle.
With the legs made and the body done, I started attaching the legs. While I did this, Hunter added the mouth, nose, and eyes to the turtle’s head.
To attach the legs, I used my Exacto knife and made little holes for the wire to go through. I did this on the body and the legs. As you can see in the picture below, I made it a little loose. This was so that the legs can fold under the turtle to store easier.
We cut a hole on the side for the Valentine’s to go in, and this is the same hole I used to attach the head. Since the back of the head is right up against the box, I also cut a small hole to help me thread the wire from one hole to the other. (I forgot to take a picture here).
For the back of the turtle, my daughter just freehanded the pattern and I love how it turned out. She just made it on a piece of construction paper so it matched great and the size ended up being perfect.
He is so happy Minecraft Turtle Valentine’s Day box. It goes great with the Minecraft Sheep Valentine’s Box we made last year. I hope this inspires and help you to make a fun Minecraft Valentine’s Day box with your kids.
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