Musical and Modern Valentine Crafts

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Free Printable: right click, copy and paste
This Post includes:
A Musical Valentine Mailbox
A Vintage Phone Valentine Mailbox
An MP3 Player Valentine Candy Box
A Cell Phone Text & Treat (i just called 2 say i luv u)

Musical Valentine Mailbox:
Go to your local greeting card shop and find the musical cards, the ones that play a song when you open it.
I found one that played "She's a Brick House" and I thought, "I can make a brick house out of a box and make the card into a door."  So I had my kids help me put it together. This was for my husband to take to work for a Valentine Box contest. Go find a cute card and make your own mailbox with a door.

See the video of how the music plays when you open the door to put a valentine note inside.

Vintage Phone Valentine Mailbox:
My Prize Winning Box. When I was in 3rd grade my mom helped me make a valentine box that won first place in my grade and got my picture in the school district paper. Woot! I'll always remember that box. It was designed like an old fashioned phone and said "I Just Called to Say I Love You," the words of the famous song by Stevie Wonder.  Here it is (ignore my hair, it was the 80's):

MP3 Player Valentine Candy Box:
I found this super cute idea to make MP3 players out of candy boxes from Erin who blogs at Making Memories. She posted a tutorial to make them with a link to Family Fun where you can print off a play list of more modern songs or type in your own play list.  I decided to type in some children's church songs for our Primary.  I also used bell shaped chocolate candy instead of the mini Reeses for the ear phones. This was super quick and easy to make.  Click here for more details on the Valentine MP3 Player. 

Cell Phone Text & Treat (Valentine Candy Box):
After seeing the ipod Valentine Candy Box I was inspired to create a more modern phone version of my 3rd grade Valentine Box. I found the clipart for the cell phone at Clker. Then I made several changes and added the text message "i just called 2 say i luv u". 

I put these in a pdf document so you can print your own and cut it as a strip to wrap around a candy heart box or cut just the phone area and glue to the top of a candy box. I also included one with a blank screen so you could make your own text message, and I left space for you to sign your name.
PDF of Valentine Cell Phone Text Message from ObSEUSSed. Or try this PDF link.
New Heart Cell Phone added 2/8/11


If you want an iPhone wrap for the candy box check out Living Locurto's Free Valentine iPhone Printable. It looks just like an iPhone with special Valentine graphics!

Valentine Books:
Here are a few of our favorite Valentine books to share with your kids. Find them at the library, then if you like them, grab a copy at your local book shop or online.  Our kids love the Froggy's First Kiss by Jonathan London.  He is so funny falling for Frogilina.  Happy Valentine's Day (next month)!

Linking to:
Tatertots and Jello Weekend Wrap-up Party
A Few of My Favorite Things, Valentine Freebie Festival
Craft Envy, Saturday Spotlight
Red Ted Art, Kid Crafts
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Get Your Craft On Tuesday
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Erin said...

So, so cute! All your ideas are awesome. Thanks for the link back on the mp3 player. So glad you liked them!!!

AllieMakes! said...

Oh my word, those are darling!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Tim said...

The file won't load. Can you help?

Victoria ObSEUSSed said...

Tim, sorry for any inconvenience. Are you clicking on the link that says PDF of Valentine Cell Phone? It should open a new window with the PDF document in it that you can print. It is working on my computer. Anyone else have problems? You can always right click on the cell phone in this post and copy and paste it into Word to print out.

Tauni said...

Victoria, these are all so cute. I guess I missed the brick house...must have been before my time :)

Fun seeing your childhood photo. Your kids look a lot more like you than I had realized!!

RedTedArt said...

These made me smile! What a fun range of Valentines messages! Brilliant!


Unknown said...

I love your Valentine's crafts! I have a hard time deciding on the things I want to do. There are so many great ideas out there that its hard to choose. And you compounded the problem!! Haha. Im really excited that I stumbled upon your blog. I love Dr. Seuss and I am planning on doing a literary themed month of learning with my son this February. Naturally, I've decided on Dr. Seuss. I'm excited about it, and excited about looking through your blog for ideas. Thank you!

Happy Kathy said...

They are all soooo cute!!!!!

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