DIY Scratch Tickets

Make someone’s day a lucky one with a homemade lotto scratch ticket. Use them as doorprizes at the office, favors at a party, or as a fun way to surprise your kids.

How to:

You’ll need to print off the free lotto tickets (see links in supply list above) Print them on white cardstock. I have Valentine themed tickets as well as St. Patrick’s Day tickets.  Or, you can get creative and make your own.

Cut out the tickets. Use a pen to write a prize in the box. Then, cover the box with a square of clear packing tape. Press firmly to seal the edges.

Now we’ll make the foil solution. You’ll need some metallic acrylic paint. You can choose gold, silver, or copper. Pour about a 1/2 tablespoon in a disposable cup. Now add an equal amount of clear dish soap. Mix with a paintbrush.

Paint over the square on top of the tape. I’ve found it’s easiest to outline the square with paint, and then fill in the center. Don’t worry if you can see the writing beneath; this project requires a second coat.

Set the tickets aside to dry. Acrylic paint usually dries in about 5 minutes, but this will take longer because of the soap. Expect to wait about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, you can add lucky pennies to the St. Patrick’s Day tickets. Add a dot of hot glue to the middle of the penny picture, and place a penny on top. Don’t press down, you want the coin to stick but you also want it to come off easily for scratching.

Once the paint is completely dry, stir your paint solution once more, then paint a second coat. Allow to dry. Now your scratch cards are ready to use!

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13 thoughts on “DIY Scratch Tickets

  1. Mae says

    I was wondering how you create your own ? I don’t see any blank lotto tickets . Thanks :) it’s a great idea !

    • says

      I just made these in Word Perfect. Just create a text box and type your message. You can add clipart. Print on card stock.

  2. cornelia says

    very cool! love it!

  3. littleredwagonstudio says

    that is adorable!!!! thank you!!!

  4. zel475 says

    TFS! :)

  5. abigail says

    i would go with silver paint

  6. christy says

    super cute idea…it would be great to announce a ;pregnancy or something like that.. so cute!

  7. eric says

    How do you make you<re own

  8. Marsha says

    I love this idea, I used it to tell my husband that I was pregnant…with twins!

    • says

      Aw so cute and creative!

  9. Anonymous says

    where do u find the templates!!!!!

    • says

      Right above the supply list, where it says “Made With.” Just click on the one you want to download :)

  10. Chelsea Alfonso says

    How can I print.?? Thank u :)

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