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:
- 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
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).
Now here’s the fun bit. Mix equal parts acrylic paint and washing up liquid and stir to combine.
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.
I had these magnetic Polaroid frames lying around from a previous project so I stuck my scratch card into them.
Use a coin to get scratching. A really easy make!
~ Laura xx ~