Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mailbox

Luke loves getting the real mail so much, that I thought I would make him his own mailbox!DSC_5713-2  little mailbox for kids

I found this paper-mache mailbox at Hobby Lobby (50%off) and covered it with cute papers.  If you make your own, you probably should modpodge the paper…but me and modpodge do not get along so I didn’t do it. 

“Mail’s here!'”DSC_5716-2

I alternated using two of my decorative stitches on my sewing machine for the “address” and then I went over it with a marker to make it a little darker. (don’t look too closely—I think my tension is off!!)DSC_5717-2

The stamp goes on with VelcroDSC_5721-2

The back of the envelope closes with Velcro, tooDSC_5718-2DSC_5719-2

I have been writing little notes and putting them in the envelopes and then into the mailbox for Luke to find.  He will bring them to me and I will read them to him!  I might start putting little treats and toys in there too for holidays and birthdays.  I can see this being a really fun daily activity—Luke excitedly looking in the mailbox to see if he has any fun mail! 

So there you go! A cute little project to inspire some creative play!

DSC_5713-2  little mailbox for kids

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant. I bet my daughter would love this!

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