September 27, 2010

Ready-Made Play Mailbox

Our cute little tin mailbox was suddenly squashed by one of my children. Enter our empty Purex 3-in-1 laundry detergent sheets plastic box, which I had been holding onto because I knew it had to be good for something else... It works wonderfully well as a play mailbox! It is large enough to hold Ava's play mail (see our post on making your own Play Mail Set), the clear door makes it easy for her to see "new mail" when it arrives, and it stands steadily on its own.

We are using our plastic box as-is, but if you want to take it to another level, you could try adding a name to the box or painting it. You could also have one for each member of the family and mount them all to an inconspicuous wall in your house for personal family mail meant to encourage one another (the boxes fit neatly together when placed side by side).

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