Saturday, December 15, 2012

Scratch Off Holiday Gifts!

I've been racking my brain for something inexpensive to give my students. I love scratch of tickets! What a great idea! they are...

To make these scratch off tickets you'll need:
  • dish soap (any brand works)
  • acrylic paint (I went with holiday colors. You can always do the silver paint to look authentic.)
  • paint brush
  • packing tape
  • scrap paper

Here are the steps!

  1. Design your scratch off ticket. Print on card stock. Cut each one out.
  2. Lay out each ticket on scratch paper.
  3. Cover the scratch off section with packing tape.
  4. Mix 2 parts paint to 1 part dish soap. Paint the portion that you want students to scratch off. Use even strokes. It will take 2-3 coats of paint to cover the words.

5. When they are dry, cut them off the paper.
6. Scratch off!

Here are the things that are under the scratch off portion...

  • Sit in my black rolly chair. (No one gets to sit in this chair. They are going to be so excited.)
  • Shoes off for the day. (Thank goodness we have pe at the end of the day.)
  • Move your desk next to a friend.
  • Lunch in the classroom with a friend.

Super fun! Super easy! Super cheap!


  1. This is a great idea! I will have to remember it for next year! I am your newest follower!

    1. Thanks! I had fun making them!
      Thanks for following...heading over to your blog!

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    1. My students went nuts over the scratch offs! You would have thought they had really won the lottery! It was so cute to watch.