I started by cutting out pieces of cardboard from a cereal box in the following measurements: 9 3/8 inches by 5 1/2 inches (I used my paper cutter to cut out a size that looked like it would work, then I measured it to make sure the rest were the same size.) I took a normal 9 inch wide piece of constuction paper and cut the length down to 8 7/8 inches.
Then I cut slits into each side approximately 1/2 inch in and almost to the top and bottom.
Then the girls glued on their hearts for decoration.
I let them decorate them on their own while they took turns getting their hair down. Was perhaps a mistake because there is a lot of glue clumped on Amelia's. I had trouble getting both of them to bend. So I made sure to tell Steven to decorate just the sides of his:
Then I slid the sides into the slots.
I folded the little sliver of paper that was underneath and taped it down. Then I traced the opening to make the back and front. I taped the back on:
And I taped the bottom of the front on. Then I added a piece of Velcro to the mailbox and a piece of Velcro to a tiny piece of paper that I attached to the door.
And of course we can't forget the flag, which is being held on with a paper fastener so it can go up and down.
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