A Burrito You Can Mail

If you know someone who loves Chipotle burritos, then here's a crafty way to mail him or her a funny fake one. All you need are some simple supplies and these clever assembly instructions. I guarantee that getting a burrito in the mail would be the highlight of anyone's day.

Mailable Chipotle Burrito

How to make a mailable Chipotle burrito

Supplies:

  • 1/2-inch or 1-inch upholstery foam (found at most craft and hobby stores)
  • Hot-glue gun and spray glue
  • Scissors
  • Dry black beans or pinto beans
  • Dry risotto rice (it's whiter than normal, uncooked rice)
  • Corn nuts or dried corn kernels
  • Tan Crayola Model Magic (shaped to look like pieces of cooked chicken)
  • Red and orange foam pool noodles or foam paper (cut up to look like salsa chunks)
  • Green acrylic paint (used for "guacamole")
  • Clear silicon glue
  • Color printout of a flour tortilla shell
  • Aluminum sheet-metal tape (found at most hardware stores)

Instructions:

1

Roll an 8-1/2 x 11-inch sheet of foam into a tube shape similar to the size of a burrito.

Roll a 8.5

2

Hot glue the foam in place. With scissors, shape the ends to be rounded.

Hot glue the foam in place. Shape the ends to be rounded with a pair of scissors.

3

Print the PDF tortilla shell in color on 8-1/2 x 11-inch paper. Cut to the size of your foam burrito. Spray the back side of the paper with spray glue.

Print the tortilla shell PDF on 8.5

4

Attach the tortilla paper to the foam, wrapping it around until completely covered.

Attach the tortilla paper to the foam

5

Gather and mix your dry ingredients: black or pinto beans, risotto, corn nuts or dried corn, chunks of tan Crayola Model Magic, red and orange pieces of foam noodles or foam paper.

Gather and mix your dry ingredients

6

Hot glue the dry ingredients to one end of the foam burrito, adding a few drops of green paint for the guacamole, if desired.

Hot glue the dry ingredients to one end of the foam burrito

7

Seal the dry ingredients in place with clear silicon glue. Allow it to dry for two or three days.

Seal the dry ingredients in place with clear silicon glue

8

Wrap the burrito in strips of aluminum sheet-metal tape. (I purposely crumpled mine to look more like tin foil.)

Wrap the burrito in strips of aluminum sheet metal tape

9

Add a message, mailing label and postage to your burrito. (Mine mailed for about $3, but have yours weighed at the post office for the correct shipping rate.)

Add a message, mailing label and postage to your burrito.

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Comments on "How to make a mailable Chipotle burrito"

Tyana February 04, 2014 | 6:46 PM

I would love to receive a chipotle burrito in the mail and there are plenty of others who agree with me. Viva el burritoo!

Naya January 14, 2014 | 4:33 PM

Some people are more crafty and love doing stuff like this. I could see this being a funny invitation or care package, or something. It's tongue-in-cheek, people, c'mon. Lighten up.

emmie January 14, 2014 | 8:52 AM

Stupidest. Idea. Ever. WTF?

bren January 13, 2014 | 2:14 PM

And why would I do this? I have to say, I wouldn't make it let alone mail it to someone.

Reya January 13, 2014 | 1:50 PM

Considering how expensive postage is this idea falls flat. Seriously? How pointless can you get?

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