Mini Mailbox Paper Craft
I was going to leave the Mini Mail Box tutorial video up on YouTube but decided to post the dimensions here for those of you that like written instructions.
1 – 8.5″ x 11″ Coloring sheet
Double sided tape or Velcro tabs
Stapler (for the looped handle)
Cut your coloring sheet in to:
4″ x 3″ Base
8″ x 4″ Top
3.5″ x 3.5″ Front and back covers
4″ x .5″ Handle
Use the rest of the paper for the inside of the hinged cover or to make mini mail.
You follow the same
basic instructions as the larger boxes only you fold your 6″ sides on the top in 1/4″. Put the glue on the 1/4″ tabs and paste it to the bottom of the base.
I like the base pattern side up so that the pattern is viewable when you open the mail box.
Fold the back and front cover pieces 1/4″ and glue the tabs to the underside of the base.
Option 1. To cap the back you can cut wedges in each corner and fold the paper over the top edges. Glue the tabs in place.
Option 2. You can also trace and cut the curve of the top and add 1/4″ around the edges. Cut notches in the curve and paste each tab to secure the back.
The Video below will walk you through the process step by step. Remember to take your time and hold your glue in place until it sets before moving to the next step.
If you have any questions feel free to ask.
You can watch the
Periscope/YouTube Tutorial Below