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Painting the Mailbox

Painting the Mailbox
Messiness: High
Age Range: 2y - 9y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

Activity Designer

Sandra Lin
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When we walk around our neighborhood, we love admiring the mailboxes. There's a choo-choo train mailbox a few streets down, a kitty cat mailbox across the street, and a little castle mailbox a couple of doors down. Then, there's our mailbox. Very non-descript and boring. So my kids and I decided to do something about it. It was time to bring a little pizzazz to the mailbox. We dug up some washable tempera paint and went to work.

How We Did It

Painting the Mailbox

Here's the two-paintbrush, two-handed painting technique.

Painting the Mailbox

Note that in addition to a mailbox and paint, you need some paintbrushes and probably something for your little ones to stand on. In our case, we used our little chairs. Peekaboo!

Painting the Mailbox

My daughter was intent on combining two things she loves: hearts + flowers = heart flowers.

Painting the Mailbox

It was so much fun, and the results were colorful and lively. We suspect that our mail feels that much more warm and welcome now.

Painting the Mailbox

Wonder what our mailman thinks... We're hoping it brings a smile to him and anyone else who moseys down the street. It brings us smiles! We can't wait for the rain to wash away the current design so that we can get started on a whole new masterpiece.  it to rain and wash away the current design. What fun things do you spot in your neighborhood?




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