DIY play envelopes & stamps

When my boys were younger they used to love making little letters. I’ve put together an all-in-one envelope template and play stamps in the hope that it might inspire a little one that you know to create some snail mail too!

DIY play envelopes & stamps

You can make a little postbox if you want. There are some great examples on pinterest.

DIY play envelopes & stamps

By the way, I’ve been making a few changes around here in order to make my website mobile friendly so it may look a bit different to usual. I hope you like it!

DIY play envelopes & stamps

DIY play envelopes & stamps

DIY play envelopes & stamps

DIY play envelopes & stamps

YOU WILL NEED:
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+ Good quality A4 paper
+ Scissors
+ Ruler
+ Compass or needle for scoring
+ Sticker or tape for sealing envelope

DIY play envelopes & stamps

HOW TO
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1. Print out the all-in-one template (the pdf is at bottom of post). Set your printing preferences to ‘photo’ and ‘grayscale’. Cut around the outside of the template.

2. Score along the dotted lines and fold. You can now write your letter!

3. When you have finished your letter fold the letter up and tuck the flap in between the two layers of paper. This will secure the envelope at the sides.

4. Don’t forget the address and stamp

5. Write wonderful letters to all your favorite people!

PRINTABLE FILES
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+ Play letter
+ Play stamps

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back to school // wrap & gift tags

Here is some printable ‘back to school’ wrap and gift-tags – perfect for wrapping small treats. (We are really enjoying the summer holidays – although they seem to be racing away! I hope you are having fun too).

back to school // printable wrap & gift tags

back to school // printable wrap & gift tags

back to school // printable wrap & gift tags

back to school // printable wrap & gift tags

back to school // printable wrap & gift tags

back to school // printable wrap & gift tags

PDF’s
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Make sure you set your printing preferences to ‘photo’ or ‘best photo’.

Pencil wrap // Yellow [pdf]
Pencil wrap // Multi [pdf]
Pencil wrap // Tags [pdf]

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Printable fruit garland

I love this garland – it’s super cheerful and perfect for a summer party. You will find full instructions at the foot of the post if you fancy having a go.

Printable fruit garland // freebie by minieco

If you live in the UK and have just broken up for summer then have a very happy holiday. My kids finish today and have six whole weeks off ^_^

Printable fruit garland // freebie by minieco

Printable fruit garland // freebie by minieco

Printable fruit garland // freebie by minieco

Printable fruit garland // freebie by minieco

YOU WILL NEED:
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+ White printer card
+ String/thread
+ Sticky tape

HOW TO
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1. Print out the templates (see below). Set your printing preferences to ‘photo’ or ‘best photo’.
2. Carefully cut around the fruit shapes.
3. Attach fruit to a length of string. You can thread them, stick them or peg them (with those tiny craft pegs).
4. Hang up garland!

TEMPLATES
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Fruit garland: Strawberry // Melon [pdf]

Fruit garland: Kiwi // Lemon [pdf]

Fruit garland: Orange // Apple [pdf]

Fruit garland: Pineapple [pdf]

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