Preschool Activities and Printables

Recycled Storybook Stationary

stationary lead copyMail is such a treat, to send or receive!  Make these super adorable envelopes to send some mail to special kids in your life.

stationary 1 copy

For this project, I used

  • an oversized book
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • gluestick
  • an envelope as a template

stationary 2 copy

Start by choosing a book.   It could be one your kids have outgrown, or have treated a little too roughly.  In my case, I found this one at a thrift store.  It had obviously seen some better days (had some rips and a missing page), but the illustrations were too good to pass up.  I decided making some stationary out of the book pages would be a good way to give this well-loved book a second life.

stationary 3 copy

Take apart an existing envelope.  This will be your stencil.

stationary 4 copy

Trace the stencil onto pages of the book.  Cut out the envelopes and fold them (again, using your existing envelope as a guide if needed).  Use a gluestick to secure the bottom flaps of your envelope.

stationary 5 copy That’s it!  When you fill the envelopes, send some mail to your favorite kids!  Hopefully, they’ll be excited as I would be to get one of these cute envelopes in the mail! 

stationary 7 copy

I seriously can’t wait to get some of these on their way to their recipients!  Who knows – maybe they’ll inspire a new generation of correspondence!


See more of Gustaf Tenggren’s illustrations here.  You may be surprised at his work!

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