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Making family mailboxes is a fun family activity that lets you get your craft on -- and creates a new way to improve your family’s communication. Gather everything you need for this project from around the house and get to work on your new family mailboxes.
What you'll need:
One shoebox or cereal box for each family member
Construction paper or wrapping paper
Crayons or markers
Pens or pencils
Cover the boxes with construction paper or wrapping paper, or paint with craft paint.
Cut either a letter-size slot or a mailbox-style flap opening in your box.
Have the kids write their names on their boxes and decorate them with markers, crayons and stickers. You do the same.
Choose a spot in your home as the mail station, where you will hang the mailboxes on the wall or place them on a table top. If you're using slim lightweight boxes, you might want to mount the mailboxes on each family member's bedroom door. We love the look of this door-mounted mailbox made out of an iPod box.