I’ve fallen a bit behind with my snail mail so hopefully my pen pals will forgive my tardy replies when I send a letter in this Giant Airmail Envelope. It was easy and fun to make from an empty cereal box that was headed for the recycle bin.
It’s really no larger than a large letter, but the oversized classic red and blue stripe pattern around the edges and a big AIR MAIL stamp make it feel look like a giant envelope. Add large writing for added effect.
You will need:
- 2 x rectangles thin white cardboard (I’ve used the front and back of a cereal box painted white)
- Red and Blue Markers
- Pencil and eraser
- Sewing machine (or adhesive tape)
Tip: Keep the size under maximum large letter size for cheaper postage costs : 26 x 36 cm for Australia Post.
1. Mark diagonal stripe pattern and any other design you wish to include with pencil. I’ve also drawn a large Air Mail stamp.
2. Use markers to fill in designs on front, on back mimic envelope flap design. Erase pencil marks.
3. Use a pencil to draw wavy lines to mimic franking stamp.
4. Place back and front together and machine sew (with zig zag stitch) only THREE sides of envelope (or you can use tape to stick both halves together).
5. Insert your letter.
6. Sew shut remaining open side.
7. Add stamps and addresses and you are ready to post!
Why not make one with the kids, I’m sure they would love making giant sized letters or artworks to put in the envelope.
Emma quite likes the idea of AIR MAIL!
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