April 19, 2014

Crafts for Kids – DIY: Valentine’s Mailbox

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When I walked by the dollar section at Target on a recent trip, I saw a little pink Valentines Mailbox, and I instantly thought of a super cute, easy craft to do with my 3-year-old. 

We got a mailbox and picked out a couple of sheets of stickers – as well as a tub of foam letter stickers – and tonight, we pulled them out and got to work. I set Lucy up on the living room floor, picked out letters to spell her name, and let her put her name on the front of the mailbox.

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Then, I gave her one sheet of each of the other packs of stickers we got and let her go to town. That’s a relative term since my daughter is, well, a minimalist. When she draws, she uses only one color and draws very little on her sheets of paper. This craft was no different. She put two stickers on the top and proclaimed she was done. Because, of course she did.

We convinced her to put a few more stickers on the two sides to make it a little more full and, after some coaxing and us telling her that Daddy didn’t know how to do it himself, she obliged.

And, the result is a cute little Valentines mailbox!

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This is such an easy and fun craft you can do with your kids, and it’s so inexpensive. It cost me $6 – $3 for the mailbox and $1 for each of the packs of stickers. And, since you won’t use all the stickers on this project, you can keep them for other things, making the overall cost even better since you’re getting more use out of most of the components.

We plan to put a Valentine in there every night leading up to Valentine’s Day so that Lucy will have something to look forward to in the mornings. And, on Valentine’s Day, she’ll not only have our Valentines but also cards from my husband’s co-workers and some of our other friends. I can’t wait to see how excited she will be!

Comments

  1. What a great idea, and I’m sure she loves having new valentines every morning.

  2. This us such a fun and easy craft, but even more I love the idea of giving a Valentine every night.

  3. Cute! I just dug out all the V-day stickers last night. :)

  4. So cute! I thought the same thing when I saw the cute mailboxes! I may have to get one when we go back!

  5. I need to go to Target. My kids are always playing post office and would love to have something to put mail in.

  6. I LOVE this idea! My son loves getting mail and he loves decorating things, so this would be a perfect craft for him!

  7. What a fun idea! I really need to make a trip to target soon. I haven’t been since before Thanksgiving!

  8. Super cute! My daugter loves mailboxes (they talk a lot about addresses at preschool)

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