Our grandson is a huge fan of Doctor Who. So much so that last year he wanted to make a Tardis Valentine Box to collect his classroom valentines in. We think it turned out awesome. Even Doctor Who himself would be proud!
First we found the perfect box, gathered the supplies and sat down for some quality time to create and bring a bit of Doctor Who to life. We didn’t plan on writing this tutorial, but we did take a few candid photos.
- Rectangular box.
- Royal blue construction paper
- White card stock for accents and drawing/image of the inside of the Tardis
- Sharpie style black marker
- Sharpie style royal/navy blue marker
- Wooden bead
- White glue and hot glue gun with glue sticks
- We found the perfect box, gathered the supplies together and together we sat down to create.
- Use the blue construction paper and wrap the box as if you were wrapping a gift. If you want to have doors on your Tardis that actually open, cut them before you wrap the box. If you have doors be sure to cover them with the blue paper as well. Leave the bottom of the box unwrapped so it can be opened to retrieve the valentines.
- Using a ruler draw window on the tardis. Cut white card stock and use the black marker to add window frames as Cody is doing in the above photo. Now simply glue them to the box.
- If you have cut doors on your Tardis, find an image of the inside of the Tardis or draw one of your own. Carefully tape the image/drawing inside the box behind the open doors.
- Cut a slot on top or on the back of your Tardis box for the valentines to be ‘mailed’ into.
- Use the blue marker to draw lines on the wooden bead depicting the light on top of Doctor Who’s Tardis.
- We used the computer to make and print out the signs on the door and top front of the Tardis.
Cody had a jolly good time making his Tardis Valentine Box. Fact is, he was super proud and loved it. And the kicker? His classmates thought it was great too!
Happy Valentine’s Day!