I saw this really great Idea on Pinterest the other day creating scratch off cards and of course I ran to Michael's to buy the supplies needed :)
I already had my class incentives typed up so all I need was to create the scratch off cards. I plan to use the clip chart management system this year (BB pics to come) and decided that the students who's clip make it to the top deserve a tangible reward. They will get a "Scratch Your Luck - S.T.A.R buck" and will get a random reward. I will also use the incentives to reward citizenship and team work.
Here are my S.T.A.R bucks (incentives) - What do you think?
File can be downloaded and adapted off my class website under the "Teachers" tab - http://readersareleaders.shutterfly.com
To make the scratch off cards I used liquid hand soap (which worked out well but you should really use liquid dish soap but I ony had the foam kind) , Metallic Silver Acrylic Paint ($1 at Michaels. I bought 2 but 1 was enough) , and a thin paint brush. You also need clear contact paper ($4 for a roll at Michael's)
You need to mix 2 parts paint to one part liquid soap. I used 2tbs paint : 1tbs soap. Mix well.
Cut up your coupons/incentives and glue onto construction paper (not a must but looks cute, and is sturdier)
Cut up and tape the clear contact paper to the area you want to be scratched off. Paint over the contact paper area. I found that if I let the mixture stand a little (20 min.) it works better. (a second coat may be needed).
I'm not going to lie.... this did take a couple of hours to accomplish (I made 50 cards) but it was very simple and easy even for a non-crafter like my self :) and they turned out great!
I <3 them! (DH wanted to scratch a few off himself) and I know the kids wil love them!
Here is the final product :)