Everything about writing letters to friends is good and heart warming. While Otis loves his letter writing tray he also loves using our old typewriter. Otis can use letter recognition and copy my writing (we are only talking about a couple of words) or Caspar will sit and help him. This is fantastic for his literacy skills. We end up with lots of little letters and notes to friends.
It's really sweet coming from a four year old. These letters are to his two closest friends. I love stationary and feel we can never have enough fun stationary and stickers. The green apple and pizza stickers above are scratch and sniff and are totally amazing. Sometimes with his letters he will draw or use his made up writing but today it was stickers.
We have lots of art work hanging around - most of these are from the weekend. Firstly I asked Caspar if I could use some of his paintings to make envelopes and then Otis offered some of his. I loved showing them how to do this - not only is it fun and colourful but it's also recycling. We use a template (available at the bottom of the post) to make the envelopes. We use label stickers to provide some white space on the front to address the envelope.
Isn't stuffing envelopes fun?
Sealing with a sticker and later some colourful washi tape! It's all part of the process.
Here is the template we use for the envelopes. I print the template on A4 card and cut it out. Then we trace around it on the back of the artwork, cut it out, fold on the dotted lines and glue leaving the top flap open. Insert the letters and seal. I hope you enjoy!