Get your kids off the couch and get them involved making their own unique valentines with a fun twist.... scratch off messages!
index cards [or something similar to use for your messages] or blank cards
a watercolor brush or other small brush
metallic acryllic paint [I like silver or pewter best]*
pieces of clear adhesive paper [such as laminate or Contact® paper]
Make the card and write the secret message that will be covered by the scratch-off paint.
Cover the scratch-off message with small piece of clear adhesive paper to protect it.
Mix the scratch-off paint [2 parts metallic paint, 2 part dishwashing soap]
Apply one or two coats of paint as needed to cover message, but be sure to let paint dry between each coat.
Have Fun With This ! !
* You can use red paint for valentine's but it doesn't cover as well or look as good as the metallic paint in my opinion.
Image credits: teachmama.com, artmind-etcetera.blogspot.com
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