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Make an ice cream sandwich postcard

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...

Ice cream sandwich mail

What would be cool, sweet and a real treat to get in the mail? An ice cream sandwich! All you'll need to make this playful postcard is a few simple supplies. Postage will depend on weight and size, but these sandwiches mailed for about $2.10.

Ice cream sandwich mail

A sweet treat

ice cream sandwich mail

What would be cool, sweet and a real treat to get in the mail? An ice cream sandwich! All you'll need to make this playful postcard is a few simple supplies. Postage will depend on weight and size, but these sandwiches mailed for about $2.10.

Ice cream mail

Supplies:

  • Brown foam paper (found at most hobby and craft stores)
  • 1-inch upholstery foam
  • Serrated knife
  • Scissors
  • White paint
  • Paint brush
  • Hot glue
  • White opaque marker for addressing (found at most hobby and craft stores)

Instructions:

1

Cut the rectangles

Cut two 3 x 6-inch rectangles (or whatever size you like) out of the brown foam paper.

Ice cream sandwich mail

2

Create the pattern

Push the tip of a rounded pen or another utensil into the foam paper rectangles to dimple them in a polka-dot pattern, similar to an ice cream sandwich.

Ice cream sandwich mail

3

Cut the foam

Using a serrated knife with a sawing motion, cut a rectangle of 1-inch upholstery foam, slightly smaller than the foam paper rectangles. Use a pair of scissors to shape and round the corners of the upholstery foam.

Ice cream sandwich mail

4

Paint the edges

Paint the edges of the upholstery foam white. (This is optional. Sometimes upholstery foam can be yellowish. Painting it will guarantee that your foam looks and stays white like ice cream.)

Ice cream sandwich mail

5

Glue the pieces together

Hot-glue the top and bottom foam paper rectangles to the upholstery foam piece.

Ice cream sandwich mail

6

Address

Address your ice cream sandwich with a white opaque marker and add stamps. Write a fun note, and you're done!

Ice cream sandwich mail

Final product

Ice cream sandwich mail

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