DIY – My little mailbox. Encourage writing.

mail diy pin You will need:

  • Box (about the size of a shoe box)
  • Some of the kids old art (or old magazines etc) torn into pieces about 10cm
  • PVA glue
  • Sharp knife (for an adult to cut the mail slot and door)
  • Felt tip pens
  • Buttons, glitter etc for decorating


How to:

  • Mix PVA glue and water at about 2 parts water to 1 part PVA


  • Dip a pice of the torn-up artwork into the PVA water mixture, making sure to fully coat it.


  • Place the paper on the box and smooth out to ensure there are no air bubbles.
  • Repeat until the box is covered.


  • Leave the box overnight to dry.


  • Once dry, cut a mail slot on the front of your box and a door at the back.


  • Decorate the box with felt pens, glitter, buttons etc.

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Once your box is decorated and dry, set it up so that your children can post mail!


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