I’m not sure why, but making things on a smaller scale tends to add a pinch of cuteness. It is definitely the case with this mailbox playset.
At my house everyone loves getting mail. I thought I’d bring some of that excitement to my son’s playtime.
I started with the envelopes. They’re simple to cut and durable since they’re made of foam. When cutting foam you’ll want to make a few test cuts until you find the settings that work for you. The foam I use tends to do well cut at a slow speed with maximum blade depth and thickness. Double cutting the foam gets me a clean cut every time.
Of course the envelopes needed a set of stamps. I used Silhouette’s print and cut feature to create stamps with the printable white sticker paper.
Last but not least is the mailbox. To give the box a little more stability I cut the two inside pieces from chipboard.
My son has had loads of fun sending and receiving mail in his special mailbox. He draws me pictures and “sends” them to me. I can even place small treats in his mailbox to surprise him with. While we’re having all sorts of everyday fun with this, I can imagine this being a creative way to package treats with Valentine’s Day coming up!