Locker Valentine Card Holder

  • History & Social Studies
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 1-3

Collect all of your Valentine’s in a craft stick card holder! Decorate with a sparkling gemstone heart to show the love!


  • Acrylic Jewels Assorted Bright Colors
  • Acrylic Paint Jars, 24 Assorted colors
  • Craft Sticks 50 Pack
  • Jumbo Craft Sticks
  • Mini Craft Sticks
  • Hot Glue Gun ***May Require Adult Assistance
  • Craft Glue
  • Pencil
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Step 1. Gather your supplies.


Step 2.

Glue together (4) sets of (2) jumbo craft sticks. Glue (1) craft stick directly on top of the other.


Step 3.

Place (2) sets of the jumbo crafts sticks next to each other and then glue one on top, attaching the two sets together.


Step 4.

Lay (7) jumbo craft sticks on a flat surface. Glue (2) jumbo crafts sticks diagonally across the back and (2) mini craft sticks to attach the jumbo craft sticks together.


Step 5.

Lay (14) craft sticks on a flat surface and glue (4) craft sticks across to attach them all together.


Step 6.

Glue (2) of the sets from Steps 3 & 4 to the (7) jumbo craft sticks


Step 7.

Repeat Steps 3 & 4 to create one more set of jumbo craft sticks.


Step 8.

Glue the wall of (14) craft sticks to the top of the sides.

Attach the set of jumbo craft sticks from Step 7 to create the bottom.


Step 9.

Paint the inside, bottom and sides dark pink.

Paint the front light pink.


Step 10.

Download and print the provided template. To download the template, simply click the “Template” button above. Cut out.

Place the heart in the center of the front panel. Trace with pencil.


Step 11.

Outline and fill in the heart with acrylic jewels.


Step 12.

Attach neo-magnets to the back so you can hang it in your locker!


Hold on to the history of Valentine’s Day — along with all your love notes — inside a festive craft stick box!

  • Stick Together: Valentine’s Day isn’t just for gushy couples — it’s for friends, family, and pets, too! While creating their own craft stick valentine boxes, have a class discussion about what February 14th means to your students. Who do they give love letters and chocolates to?
  • Will You Be My Valentine?: Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day letters have been around since the 5th century! Along with this tradition, every culture celebrates V-Day differently. Learn why South African women wear their hearts on their sleeves to celebrate love!

Although there are many versions of Saint Valentine’s story, it’s believed he secretly married couples when it was banned by the Roman Emperor, Claudius II. When Valentine was caught, the emperor sentenced him to death on February 14th. The selfless act of secretly performing matrimony earned Valentine the title as patron saint of lovers in the Roman Catholic Church!