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Batman Valentine Exchange Box

How to make a Valentine Batman Box

This year my son had a homework assignment to decorate a shoebox to use to exchange his Valentine’s at school.  Thinking that we would get some red paper, cut out some hearts and maybe use some glitter I was armed and ready.  I made the mistake of asking him, “how” he wanted to decorate it.  When he answered “I think I want to make batman’s car” that is when I knew I was handing this project off to his Dad.

I am lucky that my husband has an artistic flair and can literally draw and create almost anything my son has every asked for.  So when he said “Batman’s Car” is what he wanted, that is what he got.

I wanted to share the final product with you as I was so amazed at how my husband could turn items we had in our craft cabinet into Batman’s Valentine Exchange Box.  How do you think he did?  I can tell you there is a happy little boy at our house!

How to make a Batman Valentine Box

How to make a Batman Valentine Exchange Box

Supplies Used:

  • a shoe box
  • black tempera paint
  • black foam board (purchased at dollar store)
  • construction paper
  • red tissue paper
  • empty toilet paper or paper towel roll
  • silver paint
  • batman logo (printed off the internet)

How he did it:

  • He took a shoe box that they painted black  with tempera paint.
  • Using black foam board they cut out tires, flames and pieces to make a 3-D roof.
  • Next they attached the tires and the flames with glue and constructed the roof and attached.
  • Finally they spray painted a empty toilet paper roll (or cut a paper towel roll in half) silver and attached it as the tailpipe.  They added some red tissue paper inside to become the flame.
  • They cut out two yellow “windows” out of construction paper and added those to the windshield.
  • Finally they printed some Batman logos off in color and attached those to the wheels, roof and side of the car which really made it pop!
  • Be sure to cut a slit for the Valentine’s unless you plan to lift the lid on and off!




  1. Beth H says

    Loved the Batman car. I would have never thought to use foam board. I will remember that next time!
    My son ( 7 yrs old) wanted an Army Tank for his Valentine’s box. I really had fun working on it with him. That is how memories are created!

  2. says

    I love it!! My 5 yr old grandson is in Kindergarten and LOVES Batman….if the opportunity comes I will most definitely have some inspiration now!! Thanks for sharing and HIGH FIVE on TOTAL AWESOMENESS!!

  3. Joy says

    This is so very creative! My son loves batman! We bought batman valentine cards and this box would go right along with it!

  4. Jennifer Webb says

    Can you give the site that you found the logos? I can’t find a printable one that works. It is either too big or too small. Thanks.

  5. Patricialynn says

    This is such a cute idea! When we were kids, we had to use a brown lunch bag that we got to decorate and hang on the wall with our name on it! This is much better! :)

  6. Resa says

    Thanks so much for posting this! My 5-year-old son worked on his this weekend and with some help from Mom & Dad it’s going to be the bomb at the Kindergarten Valentine’s party!!

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