Another day, another DIY Valentine’s Day box! I just completed my daughters Bluey Valentine’s box and on to the next and oldest. It saddens me this might be my sons last year of wanting to decorate and bring in a Valentines Day box for friendship day at school. Nixon’s a baseball stud and loves all things baseball, so this year we crafted a baseball Valentine’s box with a custom scoreboard. I’m sharing the editable file so you can use it too!
How to Make a Baseball Valentine’s Box
If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day box for your boy or girl, this v-day box is pretty easy and affordable to make. Most of the items you need to craft can already be found in your home. This DIY baseball valentines box can also be used for softball!
What you need:
- Shoe box
- Construction paper (green, white, brown)
- Popsicle sticks
- Optional: I had corkboard saved from another project so used that instead of the brown construction paper for the dirt.
How to make:
Using a glue stick and tape, cover your box with green construction paper.
Start working on the infield! Using the construction paper, cut out the dirt, bases, home plate, pitcher’s mound, and the baseball field lines. This is a great step to get your kid involved. Glue it all together and then glue it to the middle of your valentine’s box.
Cut a rectangle hole on your Valentine’s Day box where the cards and candy will go. Later we labeled this as the “dug out”. Tip: an exacto knife is easier and cuts cleaner than scissors.
Customize and print the scoreboard. I googled free baseball scoreboard printables and didn’t like anything I saw or they cost money. I decided to craft my own and am sharing with you to save you time! You can customize the entire scoreboard – add your favorite team’s and even name your field.
Print and customize – Printable Baseball Scoreboard. Just save as a copy to edit!
(You’ll need access to Microsoft Excel. Let me know if you have any issues!)
Glue the scoreboard to another piece of construction paper or card stock so it’s thicker and then, glue the popsicle sticks to the back. Let it dry.
Cut 2 slits where the scoreboard posts will go in the “outfield”. Stick the scoreboard onto the box. I like that this is detachable for easy transportation to and from school.
Step 7 (optional)
Add more personality to the baseball Valentine’s box! Here are some ideas:
- Cut your childs name using white construction paper and add the baseball stiching in red
- Add baseball hearts to the box
- Add people in stands
- Name the Valentine’s hole – “Dugout”, “Homerun” or “Grand Slam”
Complete! You now have a super cool baseball Valentine’s box for friendship day at school! I hope you found this helpful, comment below and let me know.
Now I’m going to assume your a DIY type of person who wants to make from scratch. However, if you’re in a time crunch, there are a ton of Valentine box kits ready to ship.
More of our DIY Valentines Day Boxes
Mario Valentine’s Box – Piranha Plant (DIY)
Bluey Valentine’s Box – plus easy free printable
- 100th Day Of School Shirt – Monster (DIY)
- DIY Wreck It Ralph Halloween Costume
- DIY Dog Man Costume
- Palm Beach Zoo (Know before you go)
What Valentine’s Day boxes have you made for friendship day at school? Comment below and let us know! Subscribe for more fun ideas and things to do with kids.
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