Making a post box out of cardboard

Updated April 17, 2017

Children love to send and receive post as part of make-believe games. Keeping a homemade post box in the house will give children an incentive to write letters to everyone in the family. This post box can be adapted to suit an office environment as well, so customise the box to suit your needs.

Cover your workspace with newspaper.

Paint a large box with bright red paint and let the paint dry.

Using a knife or scissors, cut out a rectangle at the top of the box that is large enough to fit a large envelope.

Customise the postal collection box by writing the words "Royal Mail," "letter box" or use your family name or another phrase.


Always exercise caution when using a knife or scissors.

Things You'll Need

  • Large cardboard box
  • Glue
  • Knife or scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Blue paint
  • Black paint or a black marker
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Nicole Carlin is a yoga and dance teacher and founder of POP Fizz Academy in Philadelphia. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Temple University and a Master of Arts in gender and sexuality, politics from Birkbeck University, London. Carlin has written about dance, crafts, travel and alternative health for eHow, and Demand Studios.