R2-D2 Valentine’s Day Box

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Square Photo of an R2-S2 Valentines Day Box made of cardboard.

My son just finished his Valentine’s Day box. He’s calling it R2-V2. He (we) put a lot of work into it so I thought I’d show it off.

All of the supplies came from Dollar Tree (except the silver and white spray paint). Lots of tape and cardboard went into the making of this robot!

R2 D2 Valentines Day Box in progress. Cardboard structure and a plastic bowl for the head.
R2 D2 Valentine’s Day Box in progress.

The blue accents were cut out of this stuff called “Magic Cover” that I found in the office supply area at Dollar Tree. It’s used to cover books and can be peeled up and re-positioned easily. You could also use removable vinyl that is sold by Cricut for their cutting machines.

This lightweight removable vinyl is great for kids’ projects or to make fun window clings out of. I went back and bought all the colors to put in my craft bin for later. They had three colors, blue, bright green, and hot pink.



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To make R2-V2 I helped my son with the cutting and taping. It took a bit of trial and error to get the proportion right and our finished Valentine’s Day droid stands about two feet tall.

Although his dad didn’t want anything to do with this crazy project I managed to talk him into spray painting. By the way, we figured out that spray paint will not dry in freezing cold temperatures so everything had to be brought inside to dry. I can still the smell paint 🙁

To finish we added foam hearts and a set of fairy lights. Now we just need to figure out how to get it to school. Happy Valentine’s Day all!

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