DIY Scratch-Off Tickets
These scratch ticket style Valentines are fun to make, and fun to scratch too! Use the printable provided, or make your own cards, then use our step-by-step tutorial to hide the secret message with a scratch off layer.
Supplies and Materials:
-Scratch Ticket Valentine Template
(you can find several available in my shop, but below are 2 free templates
Once the paint is completely dry, fill out the "To" and "From" sections on the front, and use a piece of tape to adhere a coin for scratching (optional).
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Create a texture that can be scratched off easily without damaging the layer of wax (or the text underneath) by mixing approximately 3 parts acrylic paint with 1 part liquid dish soap. Use this paint/soap mixture to color in the hearts, on top of the layer of crayon. To completely conceal the hidden text, you will need 3-4 layers of paint. Be sure to allow each layer to dry completely to avoid peeling.
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Print your Valentines onto 8.5"x11" white cardstock and cut out. If your children are old enough to color in the lines (or there abouts) this can be a fun project for them to help out with. Use a white crayon to completely color in all six hearts on each Valentine.