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Emoji Valentine Boxes

Perfect for kids to collect their cards from classmates on Valentine's Day, these containers are made with 6-inch plain white paper plates, then decorated with hearts and smiley-faced emojis.

emoji mailbox

Photography: Manal Aman

Source: Martha Stewart


  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Tape
  • Cardstock in yellow and pink


  1. Using scissors, make four cuts on paper plate at the locations shown in photo.
    mailbox valentine
  2. Fold the plate lengthwise. Repeat on other side.
    emoji mailbox
  3. Fold down the part between the two snips. Repeat on other side.
    emoji mailbox
  4. Bring the corners into the flap and tape down.
    emoji mailbox
  5. Make emojis from cardstock such as kissing face, heart eyes or heart with diamonds and tape to paper plate.

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