R2D2 Valentine Box

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We have fun coming up with different Valentine boxes for my boys each year and this R2D2 Valentine box is one of my favorites so far!

R2D2 Valentine Box

R2D2 Valentine Box

My boys are still on a Star Wars kick so I knew that a R2D2 Valentine box would go over very well!  Plus, my 7-year-old can’t wait to use this as an R2D2 garbage can in his room when Valentine’s Day is over.

How to Make an R2D2 Valentine Box

Supplies Needed:

Sterilite White 12 Qt Swing-Top WastebasketSterilite White 12 Qt Swing-Top WastebasketPeel & Stick Foam SheetsPeel & Stick Foam SheetsMini Heart StickersMini Heart Stickers


This was SIMPLE to make using the right craft products.  All you need is some scissors,  a white swing-top garbage can and peel & stick foam craft sheets. That’s it!  Make sure you get the peel and stick foam craft sheets and not just regular foam craft sheets.  It is REALLY hard to glue these craft sheets to plastic.  I have tried in the past and learned the lesson the hard way, so you can thank me for saving you the frustration!

R2D2 Valentine Box

And then all I did was look at a picture of R2D2 and cut out strips and squares to make the buttons on the front and head of R2D2.  My 7-year-old and I had fun designing his box and we added a foam heart sticker for the light on the front and I think it was a fun touch.  We love how our R2D2 turned out!  One thing that I learned is that it is much easier to cut the sheets before you peel them off the paper.

R2D2 Valentine Box

I didn’t realize that Valentine boxes are just a thing in the USA. If you don’t know what a Valentine box is, it is just a fun way for kids to store their Valentines that they receive at school.  Some schools let kids bring a creative Valentine box to class and some will make a simple folder or box to hold their Valentines in at school.  I’m glad that our school lets them bring their own.  We have fun making them each year.

Do your kids make Valentine Boxes for school?

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  1. says

    We couldn’t find a white trash can t we found a black one that is 3 gallon. Wish I looked at the comments & tried Lowes. I think black will do, a twist on R2D2. We even thought maybe do Darth Vader! Thank you for this simple but adorable project!

  2. says

    BTW, we did this for my son’s STEM school project for their Valentine’s Day party project. Their containers had to show movement of push or pull so this was perfect!

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