Fun Kids' Birthday Parties

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How to make a Posting Birthday Box

Posting birthday box

What is posting?

Posting refers to the activity where children drop different kinds of objects into containers through a narrow opening. Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers all love this activity and the challenges that come with it.

Why posting?

Posting is a great activity for your child because it not only develops their hand-eye coordination but also their fine motor skills. For example, when my son was 9 months old would engage in this kind activity for about 10 minutes. He loved dropping pom-poms into a formula canister whose lid I pierced. For his first birthday, I made him a posting activity using popsicle sticks and a small cardboard container. He is now 3 and a half years old, and he still loves posting cards, balls, sticks, marbles into a variety of boxes and bottles.

Making a posting birthday box

This type of posting box is ideal for children who are 1 and 2 years old. I happened to make this one for the daughter of one of my husbands’ colleagues. She turned one and I thought that a posting box would be a perfect first gift. It was a hit!


What you would need:

  • A large gift box the size of a shoe box
  • A clear water bottle
  • Contact paper
  • Printed image of a cake and balloons size letter or A4
  • 10 pom-poms around 50 mm or 2 inches in diameter
  • 12 wine corks
  • A pack of playing cards
  • 6 wooden dolly pegs of different colors
  • 15 Interlocking Plastic Discs
  • 15 Jumbo Pop-sticks
  • 10 Baby Food Pouch Caps or other small caps
  • 5 zip bags
Posting birthday box material
Posting birthday box elements

How to make it?

  1. Print an interesting and appropriate image. I personally used that of a birthday cake I found online.
  2. Use the contact paper to paste it to the top of the lid of the box.
  3. Using a carving knife (or other sharp tool), cut two slots on the lid of the cardboard box. One to post corks, pom-pom, and pouch caps, another to post cards and the interlocking discs.
  4. Put the corks, lids, pompoms, playing cards, and interlocking disks into separate zip bags.
  5. Put the rest of the elements into the plastic bottle.
  6. Finally place all the bags and the bottle into the box.
  7. Voila! You can now wrap-up the present.
Posting birthday box bottle with pegs
Posting birthday box interior

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