Are you starting your search for Valentine’s Day craft for kids? Look no further than this easy frog pop up box Valentine kids craft!
Valentine’s Day is overflowing with love. This little box can’t contain all the love inside as opening the lid causes the cute little frog to pop out.
What is great about this project is that it’s easy to set up as it only uses a few supplies and is fairly quick to make, so it can easily be a classroom project. Plus your completed craft double up nicely as a Valentines day card too.
Have fun creating a Valentine Pop-Up Box with your child or student, while they learn fine motor skills and get a chance to experiment with a paper spring.
Open the box and a cute frog pops out with a heart just for you!
How to Make a Valentine Frog Pop Up Box
Print both pages out on card stock.
Cut out box along all sides, including tabs.
Fold all tabs down along dotted lines.
Fold lines between all box sides, lid and bottom down.
Apply glue to front of Tab A and adhere it to inside of box bottom.
Repeat this step with Tabs B and C.
Apply glue to front of Tab D and adhere to inside of adjacent box side.
Cut out frog.
Cut out the 4 strips above.
Glue 2 strips together, overlapping the ends to form a right angle.
Fold the bottom strip over the top, keeping the pieces tight and the angle squared evenly. Do the same thing with the other strip.
Continue folding the lower strip over the top one, until you reach the end.
Apply a dab of glue to the ends and attach the remaining 2 strips. Keep going.
When you have created the paper spring, glue the last ends together.
Center and attach the animal to the very top. You may need to slightly bend the top or bottom of the animal to curve back to make sure it isn’t touching the box sides.
Apply glue to the bottom of your spring, then glue it to the center of the inside bottom of the box.
Experiment with the spring to make the animal pop out in different ways. Try making a longer or shorter spring to see the differences.
What about creating your own creature or object to glue on the top of the spring? Use your imagination and have fun.
And while you’re at it, consider having some Valentine’s Day treats ready to go, because after all, you can’t craft on an empty stomach.
Perfect for classrooms or a fun project at home.