DIY Scratch Cards (with a craft twist!)

diy scratch cards

Ok, so I’m not promising these DIY scratch cards will make you squillionaires but they do make a fun gift and an easy project for kids to do. I made these scratch cards as part of a reward chart for my Buttons. We’ve had a lot of sticker charts recently for  everything and anything so I wanted to think of a way to spice them up! These scratch cards would also make a cute Valentine’s Day card or Date Night surprise.

To make the scratch card you will need:

  • Card
  • Stickers
  • Laminating sheets/ sellotape/ sticky-backed plastic
  • Acrylic paint
  • Washing up liquid
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Masking tape (optional)

To make the Polaroid frame you will need:

  • White card
  • Corrugated card
  • Magnetic strips
  • Washi tape
  • Glue gun


DIY scratch cards

To make the scratch card, get your little one to write a phrase onto a piece of card and decorate with stickers or drawings. Harper wrote down what she would like for a treat if she ate all her dinner up for two weeks. Cover the card in either sellotape or sticky-backed plastic, or laminate it (as I did).

DIY Scratch cards

Now here’s the fun bit. Mix equal parts acrylic paint and washing up liquid and stir to combine.

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Paint over the covered card with the paint/washing-up mixture. It will take a few coats to cover the writing. If you want to do a pattern then use masking tape to cover up sections before painting. Leave to dry between coats.

diy scratch cards

 I had these magnetic Polaroid frames lying around from a previous project so I stuck my scratch card into them.

DIY Scratch cards

Use a coin to get scratching. A really easy make!

~ Laura xx ~