Valentine’s Day Scratch Off Tickets

Valentine’s Day is about Love right? We all know the best way to show someone just how much we love and care for them is through a thoughtful gift. These Valentine’s Day Scratch Off Tickets are exactly that! You can customize your card and then give to your kids or significant other as a fun way to show them your love and appreciation.

Valentine's Day Scratch Off Tickets


This idea came while browsing Pinterest but unfortunately the link was a dead link and I struggled to find the origination of this brilliant idea. There are many other scratch off ticket directions but this particular one had something very unique about it.

All the other pins I found required the use of contact paper. This scratch off ticket pin however, used a white crayon instead!


How to Make Valentine’s Day Scratch Off Tickets


  • Heavy Paper
  • White Crayon
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Dish-washing Soap

Step One.

Print off this free printable onto card stock or make your own.

Step Two.

Write three ‘gifts’ onto the card.

Step Three.

Color over each gift with white crayon (heavily).

Step Four.

Mix 2 parts acrylic paint with 1 part dish-washing soap.

Step Five.

Paint over the handwritten gifts.

Step Six.

Dry and Give!


Valentine’s Day Scratch Off Ticket Verdict:

This pin definitely worked! I am glad I tried the white crayon rather than the contact paper. Not only do I not have any contact paper handy but I also can only imagine how much more effort would have had to go into this and for no real reason. The paint scratched off perfectly!

I can see so many fun ways to use the DIY Scratch Off Ticket idea. I am thinking of making a bunch of them with my kids that will list fun games and things to do. Then when someone claims they are bored we can pull out a scratch off ticket and scratch off a fun idea/game!

I also found where others made Valentine’s Day Scratch Off Tickets that revealed the “10 Reasons I Love You” which I thought was super romantic!

This totally works and is going to be a lot of fun!!


  1. Heather Wassing says

    Maybe this goes without saying, but be sure to pick a paint with a high degree of opacity! I picked a neon pink (for Valentine’s Day), totally cheap and apparently very lightly pigmented acrylic paint and I’m on probably coat number 5 right now, hoping the prizes won’t show through as much. I should have used a more authentic-looking gunmetal metallic grey!

  2. Mycrophoenix says

    I stumbled upon this website, which I think is a great idea. You ladies really have done and are doing a huge service to pinteresters everywhere! I have some serious questions about the validity and feasibility of a lot of Pinterest DIY pins and here you are! Anyway, I just tried a version of this for my husband. On the paper I wrote:
    “Because you worked so HARD today,
    I figured tonight you’d like to PLAY!
    SCRATCH a box, 1,2, or 3-
    And ENJOY what lies ahead for thee!”
    Then grey scratch off boxes below with… *ahem* sensuous options. Needless to say he loved it.

  3. Claudia M. says

    Thank you for the tutorial test. I love your posts. I have just mixed my forst foaming soap refill, and it is working wonderfully!! Just a quick question about the acrylic paint. Could you use nail polish as the paint? There are so many fun colors, I thought that would be great if it would work.

  4. Anita F. says

    First of all, I think this is brilliant! And I totally agree with Mycrophoenix in that not all pinterest stuff works as well as they say, so I’m really excited to see how this turns out when I make some, but I was just wondering: if you want to color the background in marker and write the little message with sharpie over the marker, would that still work? As long as you cover the area with the white crayon it should work, right?

    • Cassie says

      I would think it would work the same if you colored it or not. I would try on one to see if it works before you color every ticket and it not work, and be a waste of time and paper. Let us know what happens! 🙂

    • J. Byard says

      I’m not sure there are specific measurements that you must follow. Just the simple 2:1 ratio. If you use 2 tablespoons of acrylic paint then you would only use 1 tablespoon of dish soap. That’s how I’m doing it anyway and so far it’s doing well. I’m just impatient and want mine to hurry up and dry. Lol

    • Cody says

      It can mean any measurements you want. However it should be 2 parts paint 1 part dish soap. So like 1 tbs soap 2 tbs paint.

  5. Amy says

    This might be a silly question, by by dish washig soap- you mean dish liquid like dawn right? And not dish washer soap like cascade? Thanks for the post… I’m def doing this for my boyfriend this year, I love it!!

  6. Billie Jo says

    I am thrilled with this website. I have been driving myself crazy trying to find out how to do some of the beautiful fun things on pinterest. I was beginning to think all was in vain when I stumbled on this. I haven’t looked for a lot, but the ones I have saved my head from butting against the wall. Thanks ladies. If you have any other tips, please let me know.

  7. Kari says

    Hi, I CANNOT for the life of me find any crayons. And I don’t have the tape either. Is there anything I can use instead??? I want to make these for my mom 🙂 <3


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