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How to make popsicle postcards

Sandra Denneler is a SheKnows Expert who's been making and doing her entire life. Growing up, her favorite book was the 1973 World Book Encyclopedia's Childcraft Volume 11, Make and Do. An art director at Wichita State University, Sandra...

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


  • 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


Popsicle postcard


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

Step 1 cut foam noodle


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

Step 2 cut in thirds


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


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

round off tops


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


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


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

Step 7 glue foam to postcard


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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