Let your little one play mail carrier with DIY family mailboxes from Rachel!
My girls love to write notes and draw pictures for others. Having a special place to “mail” their letters makes it easier for everyone.
These DIY family mailboxes are an easy way to get the whole family creating together! They also provide endless opportunities for creating, learning, and connecting.
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DIY family mailboxes are simple to make!
There are many ways to make DIY family mailboxes. It should be fun and relaxing, so definitely don’t make a trip to the store for supplies.
You can make it work with just about anything. We used those clasping full-size manila envelopes.
You could also use file folders – just staple the sides shut. Two pieces of cardstock or construction paper stapled on three sides would work, too.
Once you have your “mailbox” figured out, collect some items to decorate them and get creating! We used fine-line markers, dot markers, stamps, and stickers.
Make sure each mailbox has the owner’s name on it – other than that, everyone should decorate however they want!
Hannah’s name was added too early in the process and got covered up with her decorating skills. But we still know which one is hers!
You could skip the possible confusion by adding names last or using a white sticker label instead.
I hung our DIY family mailboxes on the inside of the pantry door using some removable adhesive squares.
Now, whenever anyone wants, they can draw a picture or write a note for a family member and slip it in their mailbox.
The girls are having so much fun with our DIY family mailboxes. They love creating mail for others and finding something in their mailbox.
There are a ton of learning opportunities.
The kids are having so much fun, they don’t even realize how much they are learning!
Emma (6) practices her handwriting, phonics, and spelling as she writes her notes.
Izzie (8) is obsessed with writing in cursive, so she practices her cursive and spelling with her notes.
So much learning and they don’t even think about it!