Sunday, February 12, 2012
I made this printable valentine for Ginger to use at school this week. It's like a Lotto-Ticket meets a Magic 8 Ball. You can print these out and paint over the hearts with homemade scratch-off liquid. At first Ginger thought these were weird ("Lucky in Love? Gross!), but we took the gross factor down a notch with silly scratch-off responses ("Ask again in 10 years").
You can find the recipe for Family Fun Magazine's scratch-off liquid here. It's just 2 parts acrylic paint and 1 part liquid dish soap. We haven't tried this part yet, so fingers crossed that it works!
Lucky in Love Valentine
You should be able to view full-screen or download the pdf above.
**I recommend printing on heavy paper!
Update: I sent this pdf to Kinko's and had them print it on glossy cardstock. Then I painted two coats of the scratch-off liquid directly onto the paper (instead of messing with clear contact paper like FF recommends). In the end, it worked...but the scratching off part was a little harder than it should be. Still manageable, especially on a hard surface and with a quarter, but a little rough on fingernails. All told, I think it was quicker (2 coats instead of the recommended 3) and easier than following Family Fun exactly. But the only thing that saved this project (on the night before Valentines when the holiday section of Target looked like it had been sacked and looted) was the GLOSSY paper. I don't think it would have worked on regular paper or on regular cardstock.