Fun And Simple Idea For Painted Postcards
These painted postcards are really fun to make. As we have been unable to go on our normal holidays for the last couple of years, we went camping with the children at the end of the garden. Then we made some postcards for them to send to their grandparents and friends.
It is something so simple, yet they had loads of fun using some brightly coloured papers and paints. And their grandparents loved receiving the little postcards that the children made.
A great little project even for very small children. Use the techniques and ideas to make other crafty gift items such as gift tags and name cards and even embellishments for wrapping paper and parcels.
Craft Materials & Equipment For Painted Postcards
Heavy Coloured Paper (Selection of Colours)
Paints (Selection of Colours)
Medium Artists Paint Brush
Cutting Out Postcard Shapes
First, measure out and cut some pieces of colourful card to roughly a postcard size, measuring around 10cm X 12cm. Use any colours of cardboard that you like for yours.
Then cut out some smaller rectangles of the gold paper and add a coat of colourful paint on top. Any colour paint is good.
Oh this is fun to make painted postcards.
Painting Colourful Postcards
Now, while the paint is still wet on the gold paper, draw a design in the paint using a soft pencil. You can do any design that you like. It is really fun to personalise painted postcards. Then leave it to dry thoroughly.
If you are struggling to draw a shape, simply search the internet for animals shapes. or anything you like. But have fun and don't get too worried about it being perfect. Sometimes little mistakes can be very fun and loved by everyone.
Next, cut around the scratched pictures and leave leave a small border around the edge. Then stick each of your designs on to a colourful paper rectangle. And leave the whole thing to dry. Now you have some fun painted postcards to send to family and friends.
Fun Scratched Postcards Conclusion
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