Sunday, October 18, 2015

How to Make a Letter Writing Kit for Kids

My daughter's friend just moved away, so we came up with this little gift for her.
FaceTime and Skype are always great options for keeping in touch, but there's nothing quite as exciting as getting a letter in the mail. Plus, it's a great way to practice those spelling words and handwriting! 

I thought it would be nice to create a kit that keeps everything together in one place and fill it with fun things to make their letters more exciting. Because I wanted it to be semi-stress free for the little girl's parents, I threw in a couple of stamps too. (Postage stamps are hard to find when they're packed away during the move!) I found a sturdy photo box with a lid at the craft store and made sure everything fit inside. 

 Vaughn and her friend were a bit nervous about the unknown of addresses and contact info, so I took the mystery out of the equation, and typed it all out for her. I also made a cute label for the top, printed both out, cut them to the same size, and used glue squares to adhere the backsides together. I then used the same glue squares to stick the paper to the inside of the lid. I figured it would last longer that way.  

I know how hard moving is for kids, so hopefully this letter writing kit will help keep the girls in touch and will make Vaughn's friend feel a little better too. 

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2 Responses to “How to Make a Letter Writing Kit for Kids”

  1. What a fun kit! We don't do enough letter writing anymore.

  2. It's such a sweet idea to put together a little letter writing kit. This inspires me to do one to get my kids writing to grandma. Thanks for sharing with the #made4kids linkup.



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