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.
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!
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!