Are you feeling lucky?
I have been noticing these fun scratch cards lately. They seemed like the perfect fit for a St Patrick's Day craft. And they are quite easy to make. Especially when I have done all of the hard work for you! See, you are lucky!
You just need a few supplies:
free scratch card printable (see below)
metallic acrylic paint ( I chose a fun green color)
small paint brush
clear contact paper
Print out the sheet of scratch cards (click on the printer icon at the bottom of this post). Cut out the cards. Next comes the contact paper. I cut my contact paper to 3 1/4 inches by 4 inches. Peel the backing away and carefully place the contact paper over the card. You want the contact paper to cover the four shamrocks. This allows the "player" to easily scratch away the paint. Don't be like me and start painting before you put the contact paper on. Yeah, I did that twice! Uggh. (I imagine you could also use clear packing tape in place of the contact paper, but I haven't tried it.)
Now for the fun part. Mix 2 parts of paint with 1 part of dish soap. I painted twelve cards with just a couple of tablespoons of the paint mixture. Paint over each of the shamrock shapes using a small tipped brush. Let dry. Apply more paint if needed to conceal the words. Dry completely.
That's all there is to it! There are four different card varieties and every card has the potential to be a winner. You may want to tape a quarter onto the back to expedite the scratching!
I am looking forward to slipping a few of these lucky scratch cards to my kids on the 17th!
For the "prize", I decided to put some gold wrapped candies (rolos, peanut butter cups, almond Hershey kisses or Hershey nuggets work well) in a cellophane bag. My kids are really looking forward to attending a midnight opening show of The Hunger Games. It opens in theaters about a week after St. Patrick's Day. I may or may not slip some tickets into their pots of gold! We'll have to see how lucky they really are.
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