Great way to encourage writing activities by writing “letters to Santa” with their own home made mailbox.


  • 1 Sheet Wrapping Paper
  • 1 Empty Chip Carton
  • Roll Sticky Tape


  1. Wrap the chip packet box in wrapping paper leaving the flap open. Wrap the flap of the box as well.
  2. To make the flap like a real post box fold a small square of wrapping paper into a triangle and tape in the corners of where the flap is. Tape onto the edge of the box.
  3. Make a sign on your box.

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  • Very fun. You can also post lots of other item to help get your very small child to practice saying words


  • Love it I’m always doing a trip to the local post office where they have a Santa’s mailbox to pop it in. I never thought to make one for at home with my children.


  • We always put the kids letters to Santa in the real letterbox, until the kids were old enough to do it themselves. They wouldn’t believe it would get to Santa in a home made letter box


  • I’m definitely doing this one. my son would love to write letters to Santa.. hahaha. Great thinking!


  • What an awesome idea I always recycle these never thought to make a cool letterbox.


  • Christmas is a lovely time. Great idea for the kids.


  • That’s a nice simple idea for Christmas.


  • What a great Christmas activity. So much fun.


  • Such a great idea – don’t buy one make it!


  • These are great under my tree so cute


  • Will be making one if these for my grandson. Always so much fun preparing for Xmas with little ones


  • Apart from a Xmas decoration, I don’t see the point of this as they can write a letter and put it in the real letterbox AND get a reply from Santa


  • That is a great idea to get the letter’s to Santa on time

    • If they want to write heaps of letters they can


  • Love this idea, thanks for sharing!


  • Yes! Christmas fanatic here. And it’s happening I’m tying to control myself to not start making it now. This will go well with our fake Christmas fireplace :D


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