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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 Exchange Box
- 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!