Post Box Money Box Craft

Have fun making this realistic red English post box with the kids, perhaps for St George's Day or as part of a London theme. You could even make one for Valentine's Day, although you would have to post very mini valentines! Jack used his as a money box.

Jack's post box craft
Jack's post box craft

You will need:

Red paint
Black paint
Red acrylic paint
White paper
Black permanent marker
glue
Old snack tub

Instructions:

Wash and dry the tub. Paint the tub with red paint and the lid with the red acrylic paint and leave to dry.

Draw a line around the tub about ¼ of the way up. Paint the tub black below the line and leave to dry.

Carefully cut a slit about ¼ of the way down the tube, large enough to fit coins through. This bit is best done by an adult.

Cut out a rectangle from white paper, write on your message and stick this to the tube below the slit.

Underneath draw a crown and the Queens initials (you could draw your own initials if you prefer).

Crown and initials

You could paint the pot with acrylic varnish to protect it if you like.

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