Make a Credit Card Mailbox

by Kelsey Norwood

in Kids

My toddler LOVES getting the mail. He also loves pretending and putting stuff into holes/slots/crevices etc. To satisfy both of these hobbies, we made a little credit card mailbox!

credit card mailbox


  • plastic peanut butter jar
  • box/craft knife
  • old gift cards, other plastic cards, etc.

All you do is cut a little slot in the lid of the peanut butter jar, screw the lid on, and get busy mailing those “letters”! This has provided hours of entertainment, and now I have a use for all those olds cards and peanut butter jars!


1 StampinCathy July 14, 2009 at 7:04 am

This is just a great idea. You can even have the kids decorate too.

2 Kathleen July 14, 2009 at 8:17 am

What a clever idea! I’m bookmarking this for when my son gets a little older, but I should start saving the old gift cards now.

3 Christine July 14, 2009 at 8:43 am

This is a great idea! We also have a money bank that counts the change. My son loves it and he is learning about money at the same time!

4 Julie B July 15, 2009 at 6:19 am

This is too cute, I’m always using containers like that for organizing/storage of toys/craft supplies but this makes such a fun little toy. I could see my little one entertained by that. Thanks for the great idea

5 Jeri July 17, 2009 at 7:52 am

My kids like to play ‘store’ and ‘office’ and you can always pick up an old adding machine or telephone at DI for a few bucks. They always find a way to “swipe” the cards in those – it’s hilarious.

6 Jennifer Hamitlon July 20, 2009 at 8:12 am

My daughter would love this idea! We could use it when she plays grocery shopping pretend.

7 Coated Card Stock December 12, 2011 at 11:05 am

That is very cute. It makes for a very nice card container too.

8 plastic cards December 12, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Reminds me of the ‘piggybanks’ my mother used to make for us. :)

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