Val’s Crafty Corner: DIY Letter-Writing Kit

Valerie is a Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassador
This educational activity is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen. Get your letter-writing supplies organized and let your kids enjoy some old-school fun!

Do you love getting letters in the mail? Do you want to send off a quick note to a friend, but tend to lose necessary supplies? Wish there was an easier way??

Try making your own letter-writing kit!

Letter-writing kit: educational activity

Gather letter-writing supplies from around the house, and place them in a large envelope or shoe box.

Letter-writing kit: educational activity

What’s in the letter-writing kit, you ask?

Here are some ideas of what to include:

  • pens and pencils
  • eraser
  • various stationary and cards (better yet, make your own!)
  • envelopes
  • stickers!
  • stamps and return-address labels
  • for younger kids, try including homemade flash cards with frequently used words for letter writing
  • alphabet stamps and stamp pad (we love the Melissa & Doug Jumbo Stamp Pad)

Letter-writing kit: educational activity

Once your kit is complete, close up your envelope.

Letter-writing kit: educational activity

Then decorate your kit with stickers!

Letter-writing kit: educational activity

The next time you want to write a letter, you will have everything you need in one handy place!

Letter-writing kit: educational activity

Happy writing!


Valerie Deneen: Blog Ambassador for Melissa & Doug from InnerChildFun.comValerie Deneen is a Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassador and the author of  Inner Child Fun, where she inspires parents to spend more quality time with their kids, and less money doing it. Inner Child Fun celebrates simple pleasures for all ages—with more than 1,000 frugal and creative projects that are sure to bring out the “kid” in you too! You can follow Valerie on Twitter or say “Hi” to her on Facebook!