Upcycle empty tissue boxes into cute critters that double as V-Day class mailboxes.
Glue colored paper to the sides and back of a rectangular tissue box. For the teeth, cut a jagged edge into two 2”x81/2” strips of white craft foam or paper; use double-sided tape to adhere them to the inside of the box’s opening. For the eyes, cut or punch three large circles out of white craft foam or paper and three smaller circles out of black paper. Stick eye circles together, and attach to a piece of scrapbook paper with a glue stick. To create the eye piece, cut around the eyes, leaving a border; fold back the bottom edge and stick it onto the box. For the antennae, cut two heart shapes out of cardstock, bend a pipe cleaner to form a V, and stick the hearts to the pipe cleaner with hot glue. Attach the antennae to the box behind the eyes with more hot glue.
Paint the sides and top of a square tissue box with white craft paint. Glue patterned scrapbook paper onto two sides. Cut two ear shapes out of white cardstock and two smaller shapes from glittery paper; glue together. For the horn, create a cone out of a 4”x3½” piece of cardstock and cover it with glittery washi tape ($1.50 per roll). For the mane and tail, use scissors to make spirals with curling ribbons and knot them into clumps. Poke a hole in the back of the box, and push a knotted ribbon cluster through for the tail. Stick on ears, horn, and mane pieces with dots of glue. Draw eyelashes with a black permanent marker.
Glue pieces of blue paper to the top and sides of a rectangular tissue box. For the eyes, cut or punch two large circles out of white paper and two smaller circles out of black paper. Cut or punch one large circle out of blue paper; cut it in half to form the eyelids. Glue cutouts together, then attach them to the box with a glue stick. For the fin and tail, cut pieces from patterned scrapbook paper, and attach with a glue stick. Draw a smile with a black marker.