This DIY Pikachu Valentine box is perfect for your Pokémon-loving kid and their school Valentine’s Day party!
Valentine’s Day is coming up and that means school parties and celebrations! My youngest needed a Valentine box for his Kindergarten class party. He is completely obsessed with all things Pokémon and Pikachu so it was a no brainer what type of box he was going to want. My oldest is still using his Minion Valentine Box.
This Pikachu Valentine Box was pretty easy to make using a shipping tube, paint, and cardstock. And it couldn’t have turned out any cuter!
Wide shipping tube (found at Michaels)
Acrylic paint in black, yellow, red, and white
2 bamboo skewers
Cardstock in yellow, black, and tan
Double-sided tape (affiliate link)
Red felt (optional)
Use a pencil to draw Pikachu’s face near the top of the shipping box. You can paint a heart onto the tube or use a piece of red felt cut into a heart and glue it to the tube. I like the 3D element the felt brings to the box.
Go back and paint Pikachu’s face. You will need to do at least 2 coats of paint. For the pink tongue, I simply mixed some of the red and white paints. Add outlines of hands and feet.
Cut four ears out of the yellow cardstock. Run double-sided adhesive around the edge of one ear, place a bamboo skewer on the ear, then top with a 2nd ear. Repeat with the remaining two pieces of yellow cardstock. Cut a square of the black cardstock and adhere it to the top of each ear, front and back, and trim to the ear shape.
Cut off the excess bamboo skewer sticking out of the bottom of the ear. Use double-sided adhesive to adhere the base of the ears to the back of the shipping tube.
Cut the stripes for Pikachu’s back out of the tan paper and adhere to the back of the shipping tube. Cut a tail out of the remaining yellow cardstock and use the tan paper to add the extra detail to the base of the tail. Adhere the tail to the back of the shipping tube.
How cute is this little guy?? I almost want to keep him for myself.
After Valentine’s Day my little guy can use this Pikachu as a piggy bank!
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