This week’s post involves some of our absolute favourite things; cutting and sticking and mail and books. Specifically, cutting up and sticking books to make mail.
It all began with a book sale by our local library, selling off old, dog-eared copies of children’s books for 10p each. 10p!! We bought everything we could find with gorgeous pictures, and then – cover your eyes – we cut them all up.
We cut carefully around all the best pictures and then stuck them onto blank envelopes to make a personalised set of mail for Harry to use…
In each case, our only rule was that there had to be enough space to write the recipient’s name and maybe attach a postage stamp, which in practice meant we could fit on some REALLY LARGE BIRDS;
And a very friendly-looking elephant!
A cheeky, cupcake-eating fox!
A dog who looks like he’d really like to become your pet…
Really, really like to. Huh, huh? C’mon, let me follow you home!
Or if you like your pets a bit feistier, what about this fellow?
He might want to eat you or he might just want to play. It’s a gamble.
I used these big round labels to create a focal point for addresses;
Sometimes a whole picture makes for fun address-writing…
So now Harry has a stack of altered envelopes and notecards to encourage the forgotten art of letter-writing…and the former library books get a second life.
Introducing children to the magical art of snail mail
Have a great week!