Project for Kids: You've Got Mail

Create your own personalized mailbox where you can leave notes from any of your friends and family.
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Materials and Tools:

mailbox
pottery paint
glitter
foam figures
construction paper
feathers, buttons and doo-dads
paintbrushes
glue
screws
dry wall screw anchors

Steps:

1. Purchase a standard mailbox from your local hardware store. (The size of your mailbox depends on where you will place it in your home.)

2. Decorate your message box with pottery paint, glitter, foam, colored paper or anything that inspires you.

3. Paint your name or create your own room address on your message box.

4. After you finish decorating your message box, pick a place you would like to have it, inside or
outside of your room.

5. Ask an adult to screw your mailbox in its new spot. Now you can start sending and receiving your own personal mail from friends and family.

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