Blue's Clues Mailbox
Parental supervision is recommended
Share secret messages with your friends when you make this Blue's Clues Mailbox out of a real mailbox! A fun addition to kids' "Blue's Clues" parties.
What you'll need:
- Sandpaper or steel wool
- Tack cloth (or wet paper towel)
- Tool to remove flag from mailbox
- Masking tape
- Lavender spray paint
- Black enamel paint
- White enamel paint
- Red enamel paint
How to make it:
- Using the sandpaper or steel wool, lightly sand to take the shine off. Sand any rust spots to the bare metal.
- Use the tack cloth to remove any residue.
- Remove flag from mailbox using appropriate tool if possible, or cover with masking tape to protect from unwanted paint color.
- If you don't want certain parts of the mailbox painted, be sure to cover with masking tape if they cannot be removed.
- Spray paint the mailbox with the lavender spray paint. Let dry.
- Paint on the white eyes and red smile on the mailbox (see photo). Let dry.
- Paint the flag red. Let dry.
- Reassemble the flag to the mailbox.
- Paint the black of the eyes. Let dry.
- Mount your mailbox outside or let your children play with it.
One family used this as a centerpiece for a Blue's Clues birthday Pprty. Kids can use it to sneak messages to each other and parents can leave a few little packages of fruit snacks in there once in awhile for a treat.
At a birthday party, one family put the birthday cards inside the mailbox. The child looked at those birthday cards over and over during the next few months just because they were stored in this mailbox.