crocodile valentine box

This is a project out of my family archives. Our youngest son went to a conservation science based school when he was in 5th grade. It was an amazing public school. I wrote about it here. For the class Valentine’s party that year, each child made their own mailbox to receive cards. Ben made this crocodile Valentine box {with a little help from Dad and big sister.} I’m going from memory here, but the supplies they used were some cardboard pie boxes, a wire hanger, tape, paint, crafting foam, and LOTS of hot glue.

crocodile valentine box supplies

crocodile valentine box

crocodile valentine box

You can see that Ben focused on the symbiotic relationship between crocodiles and the birds who clean their teeth. To put the card in, you had to open the croc’s mouth.

crocodile valentine box open mouth

Of course, being a 5th grader, the box was designed so that to get the cards out you had to lift up it’s tail.

crocodile valentine box tail up

I hope this inspires a few creative Valentine box ideas for you.

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14 Responses to Crocodile Valentine Box

  1. Nancy says:

    This is true creativity! I’d love to have you come share some of your projects at my link party that just went live!
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  2. Mel says:

    Oh how cute is that! and the birds, very observant!

  3. Nice… super cute! My daughter would love this:)

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  4. amber says:

    Your crocodile mailbox turned out GREAT we love it!

  5. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up your awesome project! Visit us again next week and link up more awesome stuff!

    Have a great week!

  6. Cheryl says:

    Oh my gosh – my son would get such a kick out of this! I’d love to have you come link up to my Family Fun Friday linky (special Valentine’s Day edition) at

    Happy Friday! :)

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