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Pop Up Box Frog Valentine’s Day Craft for Kids

easy fun simple valentines day craft

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.

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Cut out box along all sides, including tabs.

Cut out the box step 2 valentine frog craft

Fold all tabs down along dotted lines.

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Fold lines between all box sides, lid and bottom down.

Valentine's day craft for kids step by step

Apply glue to front of Tab A and adhere it to inside of box bottom.

Glue the sides down on the frog pop up box

Repeat this step with Tabs B and C.

Fold the Sides of the box on the kids valentine craft frog

Apply glue to front of Tab D and adhere to inside of adjacent box side.

Valentine's Day craft for kids box with heart

Cut out frog.

Valentine's Day craft for kids cut out frog

Cut out the 4 strips above.

Printable valentine's day craft for kids frog

Glue 2 strips together, overlapping the ends to form a right angle.

using glue to make a valentine's day craft for kids

Fold the bottom strip over the top, keeping the pieces tight and the angle squared evenly. Do the same thing with the other strip.

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Continue folding the lower strip over the top one, until you reach the end.

Frog Pop Up Box Valentine's Day Craft for Kids

Apply a dab of glue to the ends and attach the remaining 2 strips. Keep going.

kids make valentine card pop up

When you have created the paper spring, glue the last ends together.

paper spring

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.

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Apply glue to the bottom of your spring, then glue it to the center of the inside bottom of the box.

gluing paper spring in box for Valentine's Day craft for kids

Experiment with the spring to make the animal pop out in different ways. Try making a longer or shorter spring to see the differences.

final craft valentine card homemade pop up frog box Valentine's Day craft for kids

What about creating your own creature or object to glue on the top of the spring? Use your imagination and have fun.

Easy cute valentines day craft for kids

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. 

Show us your Valentine’s Day Pop Up Box Frog Kids Craft

Did your kids craft a Pop Up Box Frog for Valentine’s Day? We would love to see it (and even feature some) – send your picture to [email protected] or tag @militarywithkids on Instagram.

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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