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Monster Valentine's Day Box

By: Julie Lewis

Make sure your little monster has a cute box to collect all his or her Valentine's Day cards!

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At a Glance:

Project #15203 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Color Shift Logo
  • Glitterific Logo

FolkArt ® Color Shift™ Acrylic Paint - Green Flash, 2 oz. - 5129

Number Needed: 1 $4.99
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FolkArt ® Color Shift™ Acrylic Paint - Purple Flash, 2 oz. - 5132

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FolkArt ® Glitterific™ Acrylic Paint - Aqua, 2 oz. - 5881

Number Needed: 1 $4.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Aquamarine, 2 oz. - 20774

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Caterpillar, 2 oz. - 21342

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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Black, 2 oz. - 20504

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Other Supplies

  • 2 mm Foam Sheets – Red, Orange, White, Purple
  • Chenille stems – Black and White
  • Styrofoam Balls – 1 ½”, 2”
  • 1 ¼” Round foam spouncer
  • Craft sticks
  • Purple construction paper – ½” strips
  • Scissors
  • Palette knife
  • Flat brush, Round Brush
  • Craft knife
  • Hole punch
  • Glue
  • Black permanent marker
  • Square box with lid
  • Water basin, Paper towels, Paper plates


  1. Carefully cut a large slit (mouth) in the box as shown with craft knife.
  2. Basecoat box and lid with Caterpillar. Let dry then apply several coats of Green Flash. Let dry.
  3. Apply Aquamarine dots to the box and lid with spouncer. When dry, apply Aqua Glitterific with palette knife over dots. Let dry and apply several coats until covered.
  4. Transfer feet, hands and horn patterns to purple foam sheet and cut out. Paint black stripes onto horns.
  5. Glue two ends of construction paper strips at a 90 degree angle. Fold the strips alternately over each other to create an accordion arm. Repeat for second arm. Glue ends to hands.
  6. Paint Black dots onto foam balls. Press balls onto hard surface to flatten the bottoms for gluing.
  7. Cut two strips of jagged teeth from white foam sheet. Glue to the inside edges of mouth.
  8. Glue hands, feet, and eyeballs to box. Cut two lengths of chenille stem and glue around eyes. Cut two slits into lid and glue horns.
  9. Cut an orange rectangle from foam sheet. Write words with marker. Punch three circles from orange sheet.
  10. Glue orange rectangle to red foam and cut out allowing a small border. Create three dots inside orange punched holes for eyes.
  11. Paint craft stick with Aquamarine. Let dry and glue sign to stick. Glue whole sign inside of monster’s mouth.

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