With a new school year starting, learn how make DIY scratch off cards and surprise your child with these cute scratch off joke lunch notes! Whether you decide to use our free back to school lunch note card printables or personalize your own using Silhouette Printable Scratch Off stickers, it will definitely make lunch time special for your little one.
I’m personally wrapping my head around the fact that I have a seven year old. Yes, we’re dealing with a SECOND GRADER, people!
My son’s school provides free lunch to all students (my budget thanks them) but he still wants to take a lunchbox. So, we’ve come up with a system, as long as he does a good job in class Monday-Thursday, on Friday he gets to take his lunch to school. It is literally an event that requires multiple trips to the store. This year, to make his Friday lunches even more special, I’m adding funny scratch-off notes.
These lunch note cards include school themed jokes that require you to scratch off to reveal the answer. How cool is that?!? The best part is that I have yet to see ANY company offer printable scratch off stickers EXCEPT Silhouette America. So while you could buy standard gold and silver scratch off stickers, I much prefer designing my own with any design, pattern and colors as I want.
So if you want to know how to make DIY scratch off cards yourself, keep reading!
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DIY Scratch off Card Supplies
- Silhouette Printable Scratch-Off sheets: purchase on their site or through Amazon here
- Scissors or paper trimmer (or Silhouette Cameo)
- Letter size cardstock paper
- Joke card design: DOWNLOAD HERE
- Printable sticker scratch off design: DOWNLOAD HERE
- **Click here for Silhouette Cut file for scratch off design**
HOW TO MAKE DIY SCRATCH OFF CARDS
Step One: Print Cards & Scratch-off stickers
Print joke cards on letter-sized cardstock. Prints 4 cards per page. Some cards have space for signing your name, so add a quick “love, Mom” or “Have a great day” to it. When printing the scratch off design, print on the white side of the paper, the yellow side is the backing.
Step Two: Cut Cards & Stickers
Using your scissors or paper trimmer cut your card and scratch-off stickers down to size. If you want, you could cut the scratch-off design using your Silhouette Cameo. Select “Scratch off sticker sheet” as material type. The Silhouette Cameo settings for cutting printable scratch off stickers should be as follows:
- BLADE: 2
- SPEED: 7
- FORCE: 14
Step Three: Adhere, Pack and Enjoy!
Once you are finished cutting, carefully peel off the scratch off design from the yellow backing and adhere it to the lunch notes, covering the answer to the joke. The note cards have lines, so you can easily line up the sticker paper over the answer. You could put these notes in A1 envelopes with a coin, or just strategically place it on top of everything in the lunch box so that it would be the first thing they see. ENJOY **INSTANT COOL MOM STATUS**
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