How to Make a Scratch-Off Card for Father's Day
Give Dad a break this year with a DIY scratch-off lotto-style card with prizes like breakfast in bed, a free pass from mowing the lawn and a car wash.
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- metallic acrylic paint
- X-Acto knife
- cutting mat
- liquid dish soap
- foam paintbrush
- clear contact paper
- masking tape
- Download: Father's Day Lotto Card
Make Scratch-Off Surface
Cut a square from the contact paper, and tape it to the cutting mat. Squirt a good amount of metallic paint on contact paper (image 1). Add a small amount of liquid dish soap, about a 3:1 ratio (image 2). Mix the two with a foam paintbrush, and spread evenly over the contact paper (images 3 and 4). Let dry for 2 hours. Add another layer if it's too thin. Once dry, remove the contact paper from the cutting mat.
Select the card you want from the PDF template, and print two copies. Take one card, and cut out the inner circles with an X-Acto knife (image 1). Tape contact paper back to cutting mat. Lay the cut-out card on top of the contact paper, and cut inside the circles (image 2).
Carefully peel away backing off the contact paper (image 1). Place the scratch-off decals over the prizes on the second card (image 2). Use a coin to scratch off the prizes.
The experts at HGTV.com share a simple pub-style pretzel recipe that's great as a Father's Day treat.