Summer Fun for Kids

Summer is in full swing – more than halfway over for some kids – and parents are always looking for things to keep their kids entertained during these long, summer days.

If you are one of those parents – good news! I’ve got some novel ideas for you.

Check out the ideas below that you can do with your kids, or even let them do on their own. I’ve also added some new summer products to my Etsy shop, and they are so much fun for kids (and adults, too). Got friends whose kids are just as bored as yours? Have your kids send them some mail.

1. 3D popsicle postcards


I made some of these last year and shared a tutorial by Sandra Denneler on how to make them. They’re pretty easy to make, but if you’d rather buy them instead, you can find them here.

2. beach ball


You can mail a beach ball directly in the package like I’m doing, or you can blow it up and write the address right on the ball. Either way, the USPS will ship it, and it’s a fun addition to the mail. These balls are available at Walmart.

3. 3D ice cream sandwich postcards


Summer just begs for ice cream, and these are such a fun way to let people know you’re thinking about them over the summer. While I’d rather have a real one, I’ve put some here in the Etsy shop for your convenience.

4. flag postcards


Bright, sturdy postcards will grab their attention immediately. Whether it’s the 4th of July or not, these flags are a sure way to make that someone smile. Send them to men and women who have served their country. A thank you card is always appreciated.

5. fun envelopes



If a colored envelope is better than a white envelope, then envelopes like these  (and these also) beat them all! Baseball, grass, pool water, sand, clouds, a picnic blanket . . . They’re cheap, and they’re just waiting for you to send them to friends, cousins, and everyone else!

Give your kids something fun to do this summer and maybe pick out some things for yourself. This is a great time to spread some summer cheer!



National Grape Popsicle Day

That’s right!

Wednesday, May 27th is National Grape Popsicle Day.

In preparation of this exciting food holiday, I’m sending out some of these awesome 3D postcards.



They were super easy to make, and I’m sure the kids receiving them will love to get this piece of fun mail, especially since I’m letting them know about a fun food holiday, too.

If you’d like to make some, too, check out this tutorial by Sandra Denneler. (She comes up with the most creative mail pieces!) 

On a side note, if you’re wanting to celebrate, I recommend these grape popsicles. I’ve already bought our box for next week and have even eaten one without the kids around. (Shhh!) They have the best flavor and don’t melt too quickly like typical popsicles that are mostly water.


Happy National Grape Popsicle Day, everyone!