I made TJ some letters with regular envelopes but they were destroyed in a few minutes. I love to use more natural materials and homemade toys are much more meaningful. The "letters" inside were made of stiff felt with pictures made of regular felt, beads and such glued on. The envelopes are just a simple rectangle folded in thirds and sewn up the sides (leave some length for the flap). I made one end of the rectangle into the flap and glued some velcro dots for closures.
|Felt letters for the envelopes|
|Felt envelopes with velcro to change the name and stamp|
|Felt envelopes with changeable names and stamps|
|Found my old classroom mailbox in my teacher stuff|
For more ideas check out the felt-o-rama blog. There are tones of free patterns on the left side of the screen.