Here’s what you will need:
- Lidded coffee can plus extra lid (or sturdy plastic of different color)
- Hammer and nail
- Brad fastener
- Bungee cord(s)
- Pad and pencil or marker
Here’s what you will do:
- Ask a parent to help.
- Use the hammer and nail to make a hole in the can’s side about 2 inches above the bottom rim.
- Cut a rectangular flag from the extra lid, use the nail to make a hole in it near one end, and secure it to the can with a brad fastener (watch out for sharp edges). This will let peeps know when there is mail inside!
- Use bungee cords to secure the can to a tree or post, and leave a pad and pencil inside for jotting notes. (bungee cords can be tricky so be sure you have an adult help you with this!)
Cute mailbox, right? Remember to check it every day!
(Special thanks for the photo and idea to Spoonful!)