How to Make A Red Post Box : A Toddler & Preschooler Craft Activity

Are you looking for fun activities for your toddler to do? Something that will keep them busy, whilst also aiding their development? If so, this fun red post box craft is for you and your toddler! Not only can they help make it, but they will also have hours of fun playing (and learning) with it afterwards!

This is such an easy craft to make with your toddler, and it just uses items that you will probably have lying around your home already.

Pin text reads, Easy Post Box Craft for Toddlers & Preschoolers. Image of a British Red Post Box, a great red craft.

What I love even more is that this isn’t just one of those crafts you make with them and then put on a high-up shelf to admire. This is a craft that is also a DIY toy for your toddler to play with when you finish.

A toy that will allow them to practice and develop their fine motor skills, language skills, social skills and their knowledge of the world around them.

How cool is that?

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What you will Need to Make your Post Box Craft

Photo of what you need to make your post box craft

To make your Red Post Box Craft, you will need:

  • A Cardboard Box (Rectangle-Shaped)
  • Paper to cover the box
  • Red + White Paint (Gold/Yellow Paint optional)
  • A Black Pen
  • Cellotape / Glue
  • Scissors

Step 1: Cut the Letter Hole

Cut a letter sized hole in the top part of your box. Image demonstrates this.

Step 1

  • Choose a rectangle-shaped box. You could use a really big box to make a life-size post box, or you could make a mini post box like I have here.
  • Cut out a letter shaped hole towards the top of the big side of the box (as shown in the photo)

Step 2: Wrap the Box with Paper

Cover the box in paper ready for painting

Step 2

  • Wrap the box in paper.
  • Cut the letter hole out again.

Step 3: Paint your Post Box Red

An image of a cardboard box painted read with a white rectangle on the front and a hand poised to write on it to make it into a british red post box.

Step 3

  • Paint a white rectangle on the front of your Post Box
  • Paint the rest of the box red.

Step 4: Finishing Touches

An image of a British Red Post Box Craft for toddlers and preschoolers that was made and a hand putting a letter into it.

Step 4

  • Write Post Box on above the letter hole. (You can use Gold letters if you want it to look really authentic.)
  • On the white rectangle, write the collection times for your post box.
  • Write some letters and address the envelopes (don’t forget to draw on a stamp!)
  • Enjoy playing Post Men / Post Women Games!

I hope you enjoy doing this fun, little, Red Post Box Craft.

My daughter is 5 and she has really enjoyed playing with it! She’s been busy writing and addressing letters and posting them in her post box all evening. I wish I’d made this with her when she was younger as I’m sure she would have gotten even more use out of it then.

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