This took A LOT of courage my friends! My earlier posts from way back when are down right SCARY. Please don’t judge and maybe don’t meander TOO far back (they’re THAT bad!). Blogging has been a learning and growing experience (to say the least!!!).
My throwback blog post isn’t one of my most popular ones, instead it was probably my first semi-legit post that I was proud of. No picture tags or editing, probably a few grammatical errors, but hey, I’m proud of it! :)
Originally posted on: August 15th, 2011
Cant.Stop.Crafting! Scratch Offs!
Even though I have NEVER claimed to be a crafter, when I saw this awesome idea on Pinterest, I figured this could be something I could handle! After a little digging, I found that this incredible idea belongs to the blog ArtMind. I’m not sure if this person is the originator of this fab idea, but I must pay SOMEONE credit! :)
I plan to use these scratch offs as an incentive in my classroom. Some ideas that come to mind include: someone that consistently turns in their homework, someone who is caught paying it forward, perhaps 1 new star student a week or month?! The possibilities are endless, but I have NO DOUBT in my mind my kids will go GAGA for them!
You will need:
-Colored card stock (buy the small ones that are already cut, or cut your own)
-Modge Podge or glue
-Silver paint and paintbrush
-Printable “lottery tickets”
1.) Download and print out the “lottery tickets” found below. Cut them apart on the solid line.
2.) Modge Podge or glue the printable “lottery ticket” to your pre-cut card stock (I bought the card stock this size, but you could just free-hand cut your own).
3.) Cut a square of contact paper large enough to cover the square above on the lottery ticket. You can cut the contact paper so that it is large enough to cover the entire lottery ticket, but it is not necessary.
4.) Now that your contact paper is on your lottery ticket/card stock, squirt out a little bit of silver paint onto your work surface (no special silver paint here- I just grabbed the first bottle I saw).
5.) Next, grab your dish soap and squirt a little bit right onto your silver paint. Then mix the paint and dish soap together.
6.) Last, simply brush the soap/paint mixture right onto your contact paper. It’s ok if a little soap/paint gets onto the plain paper, but the key is to keep it on the contact paper, since this is what the kids will be “scratching”.
Please don’t mind my fuzzy pictures or my nasty un-maincured nails, as pajamas and bed-head have been a staple for me for a few days (or weeks- shh!) Click HEREor the image below to access the scratch off “lottery tickets” I created!