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How-To: Postcard Party

Sending a letter to an elected official is a surefire way to make your voice heard. Artists have an advantage — they know how to make their letters and postcards the most eye-catching. How will you get your elected official’s attention, and what will you say? Share your projects using the hashtag #CMACIVICKIDS on Instagram.


  • Cardstock paper cut to 5” x 7’’ size

  • Glue stick

  • Scissors

  • Collage material such as old magazines or recycled paper

  • Postage stamp


1. Cut your cardstock paper to postcard paper down to 5 inches by 7 inches. This is a standard postcard size.

2. Flip over your postcard and draw a line down the middle. You will now create a spot for an address and a spot for writing your message.

3. Flip your postcard over again. Think about the message you want to send. How can you get it across through drawing and collage?

4. After you have finished, write and mail your postcard. Don’t forget a stamp!

This program is supported, in part, by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. CIVICKIDS is sponsored by Google.


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