Make your own scratch off Valentine cards.  Free printable with tutorial.

Have you started planning for Valentine’s Day yet?  I have!  Here’s a fun idea for DIY cards:  scratch off joke cards!
(This post first appeared at Dollar Store Crafts, where you can find me every Tuesday with a new tutorial!)

It doesn’t matter if you’re a kid or a grown up, there’s something about revealing a hidden message that feels like a teeny treasure hunt.  I enjoy making scratch paper with my kids, and I shared that tutorial here.  It’s been so popular that I thought I’d adapt the idea for Valentine’s Day.  What kid (or grown up) wouldn’t love to receive a handmade scratch off Valentine card?

Make your own scratch off Valentine cards.  Free printable with tutorial.


Supplies:

  • Valentine Joke Printabl
  • Cardstock
  • Clear Address Labels or tap
  • Washable Paint
  • Dish Soap
Make your own scratch off Valentine cards.  Free printable with tutorial.


To make your own Valentine Scratch Off Cards:

Step one:  Print the Valentine Joke Printable, found here.  Cut out the cards and mat with card stock.

Step two:  Place the clear address label over the joke’s punchline.

Step three:  Mix your tempera paint with the dish soap.  I used 1/3 cup of paint and 1 teaspoon of soap.  Paint on the clear label to cover the message.

Make your own scratch off Valentine cards.  Free printable with tutorial.

Once it has  dried you can address and sign the card on the back.

Make your own scratch off Valentine cards.  Free printable with tutorial.

This would be a fun project to make with your kids.  If you don’t have kids, you could always make a more “grown up” version to give that special someone.  Have fun crafting and creating!

Make your own scratch off Valentine cards.  Free printable with tutorial.

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