Jul 11, 2012

Free Printable: Custom Postcards

It's been cloudy and very, very rainy here in Houston this week.  We don't have many weeks filled with heavy rain, so this weather is wonderful... and it's an excuse to stay indoors and get creative!  The kids and I invited friends over to play and paint.  I printed postcards and let the kids brush, swirl and flick paint all over the front of their postcards.  Once the paint dried, we flipped the postcard over and wrote a short sentence, filled in the address and added a stamp.  Tomorrow we'll drop it in the mail to send to far-away-family.  It's a bonus for the grandparents.... a letter and a painting in one, a custom painted postcard!


 We started with the blank postcard....


... then got out acrylic paint (I buy the Folk Art paint in the 2oz bottles, they're available at just about every craft store.  I like the thickness)....


... and got to work.



In the end, we had custom art on a postcard...


.... and ready to be addressed.
 

The kids had fun, so I think we'll be doing these again real soon... maybe next time we'll use watercolors paints!

Here's a free printable postcard for your kids (or you) to paint, draw, color or even scribble to send to those you love.  These postcards are available for your personal use for FREE.... download, print or just pass along the link: postcards

Print on 8.5x11" heavy-duty painting paper (I prefer acrylic paper for mine, but my printer will only take water color paper).  Once printed, cut down the middle, both horizontal and vertical.  There are four postcards per sheet.

Have fun!

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