How to make popsicle postcards

Postal Popsicles

Mail a popsicle to your pal! No refrigeration necessary with these easy popsicle postcards made from foam pool noodles, cardboard and wooden craft sticks. Just add some stamps, and these summer-time treats will deliver a smile to anyone's mailbox.

How to make popsicle postcards

Supplies:

  • Foam pool noodle (any color)
  • Cardboard or heavy decorative card stock
  • Wooden craft sticks (found in most hobby or craft stores)
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Serrated knife
  • Scissors or X-Acto knife

Directions:

Popsicle postcard


1

Using a serrated knife, cut your foam pool noodle into 6-inch segments.

Step 1 cut foam noodle

2

Stand each segment upright and cut off the outer rounded edges, discarding the hollow center piece.

Step 2 cut in thirds

3

Cut quarter-inch strips off one side of each foam piece.
(These cut sides will align to form the "twin pop.")

Step 3 cut 1/4 off one edge

4

With your knife, carve and round off the tips to look like a popsicle.

round off tops

5

Place the foam shapes together on a piece of cardboard or decorative card stock and trace around them. Cut out the shape with scissors or an X-Acto knife.

Step 5 round off tops

6

Using a hot-melt glue gun, attach the sticks to the cardboard postcard.
Add more hot glue around the outer edge of the postcard and down the center.

Step 6 glue sticks to cardboard

7

Attach the foam popsicle twins to the postcard and hold in place until secure.

Step 7 glue foam to postcard

8

Write your message and address on the other side,
saving room for approximately $2.10 in postage stamps.
(Sizes may vary, so it's best to have them weighed at the post office for the correct parcel price.)

Step 8 done

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Comments on "How to make popsicle postcards"

Stacy September 25, 2013 | 8:52 AM

You are delightfully, ridiculously clever. I find that every time I am smitten with an idea I have found on Pinterest it quite often leads back to you. I dare say I am in the process of opening a craft studio, but I pale in comparison to your genius like level od craftiness. So many things I would never have thought of. Oh, by the way thanks for de-mystifying the cake slice post card. Since seeing it on Etsy I had tried to figure out the "how to" but I never could and then one fine day I found yours. You're great! Thanks.

Carolyn August 23, 2013 | 8:11 PM

Great idea.

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