How to make a Grand Piano Valentines Box


Are you ready to create a grand piano Valentine’s Day box for your child? Here’s a simple tutorial to create a grand piano Valentine’s box using a cereal box, toilet paper rolls, and black paint! Turning some simple cardboard into memories only takes a few hours and a little creativity.

Grand Piano Valentine Box

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How to make a Grand Piano out of Cardboard

Take a cereal box and some toilet paper tubes, then all I’d have to do is cut the shape and add a top out of extra cardboard.

Here’s how we did it!

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Cereal Box and Toilet Paper Tubes

Materials Needed

  • Empty Cereal Box
  • 3 Toilet Paper tubes
  • Extra piece of cardboard
  • Black spray paint
  • White paper to use for keyboard
  • Scotch Tape


I cut the cereal box end to have the curved shape of a grand piano. Then used the excess cardboard to tape up the hole we had created.

To make the keyboard, I cut and folded it down so it would have a ledge where I could put the keys later. I then taped 2 side panels to each edge to give it the look I wanted. Make sure you check which way you have the piano when you are making your keyboard. I goofed the first time and had the keyboard with the piano shape pointing the wrong direction.

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Making the Keyboard

I cut 4 slits in the bottom of each of the toilet paper tubes. Then folded them up and taped them to the underside of the piano.

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Attaching the piano legs

To make the lid, I traced the shape of the lid onto a 2nd piece of cardboard. I used tape to attach it to the piano.

For the stick brace to hold up the lid, I cut a small piece of cardboard about 1″ by 5″. I folded each end so I would have something to tape it to both the piano and the lid.

We took it outside to give it several coats of black spray paint and now my daughter is super excited about her Valentine Party next week!

Here’s our finished product! What do you think?

Grand piano not your thing? How about an Angry Birds Valentine Box? What’s your plans for Valentines Boxes? I’d love to hear!

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  1. Thanks for the tutorial! When my 5th grade boy asked for a piano Valentine box, I found your picture through Pinterest, and was able to follow the instructions easily. I covered all the parts in black duct tape, and used black party cups for the legs, since I had no other way to make them. It was fun!

  2. Natalie, I’ve made “notes” of your piano valentine’s box. How delightful. Love the pictures as you made each part, then to see the finished product is totally “GRAND!” You GO Girl! ☺

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