Are you looking for something other than a shoebox to decorate for school Valentine’s Day parties? I have a really fun Valentine holder craft idea for you: make a Frog Prince who can hold your child’s Valentines! I’m participating in a fun Valentine’s Day with Plaid Crafts
promotion and had a blast using Apple Barrel Paints and Mod Podge for Kids to create this cute alternative to a box.
Step one: Cut two pieces from the egg carton and glue them to the milk carton to make the eyes.
Step two: Cut the milk carton to make a mouth for the frog. This is where the Valentines will be inserted!
Step three: Paint the “eyes” white with Apple Barrel paint. Paint the entire milk carton with Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint in the color Chenille. Embellish with painted dots.
***It’s important to seal the paint with a product like Mod Podge Washout for Kids, otherwise the paint will chip and flake off the milk jug with use. I painted one layer of MP Washout over the entire container to prevent paint chipping.
Step four: Cut arms, feet, and a crow from card stock. Attach the limbs to the body using Mod Podge Washout. I also used the Mod Podge to glitter the crown, which was hot glued onto the top of the milk container.
For fun finishing touches I added googly eyes and a felt tongue. Instead of a fly, my frog prince has captured someone’s heart!
My daughter loves her Frog Prince Valentine holder, and my three year old, who doesn’t even go to school yet, wants one of his own. We’ll have fun making a frog prince together! Hopefully you and your children will have fun creating your own frog princes to take to class parties. I doubt anyone will have one exactly like yours!
If you like this project, you might also enjoy my penguin made from a milk carton
, which has an opening in the back. To see all my Valentine crafts and free printables, click here
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Plaid and Blueprint Social, but all ideas and opinions are my own.