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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


  • 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)



Cut the rectangles

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

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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Glue the pieces together

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

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

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Final product

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Comments on "Make an ice cream sandwich postcard"

K Lester February 19, 2014 | 10:09 PM

Great - for my granddaughter, I'd have to go with green upholstery foam or paint it green as she loves the Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches. What child wouldn't appreciate receiving something like this in the mail (or anybody with a bit of kid still in them).

Lucy September 07, 2013 | 8:31 PM

These are so cute! Very creative! (Also makes me want an ice cream sandwich!)

sandra September 05, 2013 | 12:30 PM

You can mail this like any other letter or postcard as long as you have enough stamps to cover the postage. Mine cost $2.10 to mail, so I used two $1.00 stamps and one 10¢ stamp.

M Ray September 05, 2013 | 7:58 AM

Real Stamps? You can't really mail this like a PC can you?

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