Craft the cutest puppy dog valentine box in minutes. Free printables help you easily turn a shoebox in the cutest card holder for all those classroom valentines.

Making a card box is such a fun activity. Here are some fun Valentine Box Ideas so you can find the perfect one for you!

Puppy Dog Valentine Card Box Supplies

  • empty shoebox
  • white card stock
  • white copy paper or wrapping paper
  • one piece of red paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • pencil
  • color printer
  • puppy printables
puppy printables with shoebox

How to Make a Puppy Dog Valentine Box

First, download and print the puppy printable on white card stock. Cut them out. Next, cover the outside of the shoebox with white copy paper. Cover the lid and the box separately. It doesn’t have to be perfect. The puppy features will cover most of the box.

shoe box covered with white copy paper

Cut out the black mouth. Place the head at the top of the lid for the box and trace the mouth opening with a pencil. The top of the head can stick out above the top of the box. Cut out the mouth area on the lid of the box.

puppy head with mouth cut out

Glue the puppy head to the lid and add the rest of the features.

puppy head with mouth cut out placed on box

Tape a piece of red paper on the inside of the lid. Tape only the top edge of the paper and leave the bottom free.

red paper topped to the inside of the shoe box

This will make the mouth look red but still allow cards to be dropped in the box.

puppy head with red mouth

One cute puppy valentine box!

puppy dog valentine box for cards


  • Be sure to have your child add their name to the heart the dog is holding. I didn’t get a picture of this.
  • Want to be more creative? Just use the puppy printables as a template. You can trace around them and vary the shapes and add your own expressions.

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  1. This is SO cute! My daughter was looking for ideas for her box this year, she fell in love with this cute puppy!

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