Want an easy and super fun birthday treat for your students, but don’t want to resort to candy or sweets? Then you are in luck, because today I’ll be sharing how to create your very own classroom scratchers!
My good friend Marcy from Saddle Up for Second Grade posted a picture on her FB last week about her classroom lottery tickets! I just knew I had to try this crafty idea out and make some for my kids as birthday treats!
Here is a little step by step tutorial on how to make them for your class.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- dish soap
- acrylic paint (I chose a glittery silver color)
- paint brush
- painters tape
- scrap paper
- scratcher card
Step 1: Laminate your scratcher card. You could also cover it with clear tape or clear contact paper too! If you want to use mine, just drop your name and personal email address in the contact box at the end of this post and I’ll send it over to you right away into your inbox.
Step 2: Mix one part dish soap to two parts acrylic paint. I know it looks like I’m using a lot of soap, but it’s because the soap spread out on the plate. Mix it up really well without creating too many bubbles.
Step 3: Take a piece of scrap paper place the scratcher card on it. Use painters tape to mark off what you don’t want painted over. This will give you pretty lines when it’s finished. Have patience, and paint your many, many, many, layers on. I used about 4-5 layers on my cards.
Step 4: After you’ve painted enough layers to cover up the prize on the scratcher card, and the paint is dry, carefully peel off your painters tape.
Step 5: The most fun step of all…scratch off!!
Don’t these look so cool?? I love the way they came out! Next time, I’ll play around with different paint colors and prizes underneath.
Want to try them out for FREE? Just drop your name and personal email address in the contact box at the end of this post and I’ll send it over to you right away into your inbox!