A Foxy Mailbox

I was reading a storybook about Spot’s birthday (the dog) 3 days ago to little milkie and milo, when we came across a picture of Spot opening the birthday cards sent by his friends. Milkie then asked me what are those things. It was then that I realised that she didn’t know anything about birthday cards or any cards sent by mails. Sadly, nowadays birthday greeting are done through a text via the mobile or Facebook. We did make cards previouly but it was all given out by hand after that.

So I started explaining to her the concept of mailing cards via the mailbox and postman. And then we decided to make one, to put at home for our family. Since the school’s theme this term is on animals, we decided to choose an animal too! A FOX!


Materials used:

  • 1 tissue box
  • Coloured papers – use heavier paper for the head and tail
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Craft glue
  • 4 blocks of wood (optional)


Start by wrapping up the tissue box with the colour of your choice, with an opening cut at the top, same hole as where the tissue comes out. If there are plastics around the hole, either cut it away or tuck it underneath with tapes.


Draw and cut out the tail before pasting it on the box.


Next prepare the head. Over here, the head was made with a few layers in this sequence:

  1. A square piece from heavier orange paper
  2. 3/4 of a square of white paper
  3. Slightly more than half of orange paper with a quarter circle cut from 2 corners
  4. Cut the corners to make it rounder
  5. Paste the eyes, nose and ears


Putting everything togethere and here’s what we got! A foxy mailbox for the family. Shall sent a letter to her tonight!

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