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Mailbox

Contest Photo by: tminnichbach
Langhorne, PA
Category: Creative Creatures

Brief Description:

My son, Jared, said "mom, I'd like to be a mailbox for Halloween". So, we decided to make the mailbox that is not seen much. Years ago they could be found in neighborhoods. Now a days, only at the local Post Office.

Materials:

One 18x18x18 size box
One can of blue spray paint
One roll of blue duct tape
One piece of poster board
One 1/2 thick foam, less than 1 yard
Black marker or use of printer
Piece of paper for "Collection Times"
Gorilla Glue

Time to Create:

Approximately 2 days (ensure glue/paint are dry)
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