Snail mail is rare these days, yet receiving a nice piece of mail can make someone's day! This month we'll be making DIY (Do It Yourself) Postcards. While searching for March's project, I was inspired by these postcards that were made by the Soule children for an aunt moving out of state. But you don't just have to make them for that purpose. Make them for party invitations, send one to your pen pal, update Grandma on how your new puppy's potty training is going, give a stack to your mom for a "Just Because" present... I can think of a million reasons to make these postcards. But best of all, the recipient will know that you took some time to create these just for them. Oh, and another plus - since postcards are small, you don't have to write very much! (All you boys can thank me right about now!)
Supplies: watercolor paper or thick card stock, paints, markers, crayons, stamps, glue, magazine clippings... Whatever art supplies you have on hand will do!
Approximate cost: $4 for a pad of watercolor paper
- Cut the watercolor paper into 4 x 6 inch cards.
- Decorate cards with gathered art supplies. Anything goes here!
- Let the cards dry completely.
- Turn card over. Draw a vertical line down the middle of the card.
- In the top right corner, draw a small square to show where the stamp will go.
- Draw three lines in the middle of the right section for the name, street address, city, state, zip code.
- Cover your work area before you begin.
- Make sure to add postage to your post card before dropping it in the mailbox.
- Use a ruler for straight lines, or freehand them for a more playful look.
- Use a good glue stick to adhere your magazine clippings so they don't wrinkle.