As an adult, the trip to the mailbox often feels like another task to check off our lists. But as a child? It’s pure magic. You never know when someone will write you a letter or send you a special postcard! There’s nothing quite like receiving a card from a loved one and holding their handwritten words in your own hand.
One super easy way to bring a little more snail mail into your child’s life is to send postcards! No fancy vacation required; you can send them from home or from a road trip. By prepping a handful of cards ahead of time, your child can jot down their favorite memories from each destination and then send them to the person of their choosing.
With our Cottage House Tent, your child can practice their postal skills from the comfort of their own “home.”
The inviting design and roomy interior will inspire endless creative play both inside and outside of the tent!
Of course, the best complement to a house is a cute mailbox to go with it! We’ve created a simple DIY mailbox that can be constructed with a handful of basic craft supplies.
- Small cardboard box or shoebox
- Acrylic paints in various colors
- White duct tape
- Foam letter stickers
- Xacto knife
Begin by opening up the box and painting the exterior with a few coats of paint. Let dry.
Using additional cardboard, trim out the flag for the mailbox and paint. Once dry, attach to the upper corner of the mailbox using a brad.
From there, cut out a rectangular hole in the top of the box and seal up all of the outside edges with white duct tape for a polished look.
Finally, add letter stickers, print out our free postcard printables, and let your child’s imagination take over!
You never know when the mail will be delivered but it’s always sure to be a hit!
Even baby brothers want to get in on the action!
May this DIY inspire us all to view the daily trip to the mailbox as an exciting and highly anticipated event!