The Jolly Christmas Postman Mailbox Ornament

The Jolly Christmas Postman tells the wonderful story of a mailman who delivers letters to favorite fairy tale characters like Little Red Riding Hood and Humpty Dumpty.  This Mailbox Ornament inspired by the book helps kids pretend to be a part of the magical tale.  Plus they get to play with tape and toilet paper rolls (my daughter’s favorite crafting supplies!)  This post contains affiliate links.

Kids can make this easy mailbox ornament for the Christmas tree out of a toilet paper roll and tape. Inspired by the magical book The Jolly Postman.

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If you haven’t read this book yet, it’s a definite must read because it’s so interactive.  It’s the Christmas sequel to the beloved The Jolly Postman.  Kids can peek into envelopes filled with the letters the Postman delivers to the characters. Inside those letters you’ll find puzzles and games and funny stories about the Big Bad Wolf.  Inside you’ll find lots of giggles from your kiddos, too, if they’re anything like my daughter.

How to Make Your Mailbox Ornament

  1. Take the toilet paper roll and cut it into two sections at about 2/3 of the way down from one end.
  2. Fold the bottom of the larger section of toilet paper roll twice to give it a flat bottom, similar to the shape of a mailbox.
  3. Cut 2 filled in u shapes from the shorter piece of toilet paper roll.  These will be the ends of the mailbox.

Toilet Paper Roll Mailbox

  1. Tape each u shape to an end of the mailbox.  Leave one end open and tape the other end closed.
  2. Cover the entire mailbox with masking or washi tape.  We did one in red and one in blue tape.

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  1. Cut a small hole in middle of the flat part of the mailbox just wide enough for the popsicle stick.  Push popsicle stick into hole as the mailbox post.
  2. Paint mailbox and post, if desired.

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  1. Now make your hanging loop.  Cut your pipe cleaner in half.  Poke a small hole in the top of the of the mailbox and feed both ends of the pipe cleaner into the mailbox, leaving a large loop at the top.  Then twist the pipe cleaner ends that are inside the mailbox to make sure they don’t come out.
  2. Finally, cut a few scraps of white paper to look like envelopes and place into the open end of the mailbox.  Now hang it on the tree!

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70+ Kid-Made Ornaments Inspired by Children’s Books

A bunch of my blogging friends have gotten together to make kid-book inspired ornaments and I bet your favorite book is in the list!  It’s a 10 day long party of gorgeous kid-made art and Melissa over at Mama Miss is hosting the big party for us.  So go on over and check it out.


Here are a few of today’s ornaments:

Gingerbread Baby and His House inspired by Gingerbread Baby (Preschool Inspirations)

Candy Cane Bead Ornament inspired by The Spirit of Christmas (Sunshine Whispers)

Bear Cave Christmas Ornament inspired by Bear Stays Up For Christmas (My Bright Fireflies)

Family Photo Shadow Box Ornaments inspired by Love You Forever (Meri Cheri Blog)

First Christmas Ornament inspired by Spot’s First Christmas (Rainy Day Mum)

Here are a few of the other fun things we’ve been doing to get ready for Christmas here at Left Brain Craft Brain:

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    1. leftbraincraftbrain

      It really has been a fun book! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for organizing all of these amazing ornaments!

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