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DIY Scratch-Off Cards with free printable

My kids love scratch-off cards. They always are asking at Kohls if they can do one. This is a really easy way you can make your own scratch off cards – perfect for lots of fun kids activities.
DIY scratch off cards

You’ve probably seen lots of make-your-own-scratch-off tutorials popping up on Pinterest. I thought that sounded so cool that I decided to give it a try! (I first saw a tutorial at Little Wonder’s Days) This project was to help my kids practice showing virtue in their daily life. I handed them each a scratch-off card. Each time they were ‘caught’ showing the virtue of kindness they got to scratch off a spot on the card. If they made a match – they won the prize! It was a HUGE hit in our house.

How to make your own Scratch off Cards

First figure out what will be under the scratch off paint. You can use my {free}  Virtue Scratch off Card prizes (like staying up late, extra book, etc.) or pictures for kids to play a matching game. Now print it and laminate it (here is the laminator we own and love)
How to make your own scratch off cards
Mix the scratch-off paint by mixing 1 TAB metallic acrylic paint & 1 TAB dish detergent in a bowl.

How to make your own scratch off cards
Paint over the squares with your scratch off paint.

How to make your own scratch off cards
Allow it to dry a couple of hours and you have your finished scratch off cards.

How to make your own scratch off cards
Your kids are going to LOVE it! My kids think it is a hoot!

DIY Scratch off Cards Kids Activity

How to make your own scratch off cards How to make your own scratch off cards
These are so much fun to scratch off after chores, potty training, as a game, BINGO, and so many more things!

How to make your own scratch off cards

So what scratch-off projects have you made?

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About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - and

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