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Making Some Fun Painted Postcards

21 views  •  6 Feb 2023
Lottie Smith
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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)
Gold Paper
Paints (Selection of Colours)
Paper Glue

Ruler
Soft Pencil
Scissors
Medium Artists Paint Brush
Making Some Fun Painted Postcards

Cutting Out Postcard Shapes

1st Stage

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.

2nd Stage

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.
Making Some Fun Painted Postcards

Painting Colourful Postcards

3rd Stage

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.

4th Stage

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.
Making Some Fun Painted Postcards

Fun Scratched Postcards Conclusion

We hope you have fun making this tutorial. Please make sure you add your pictures to your own studio, then comment below so we can follow your link.
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