If you remember my previous post on creative ways to surprise your kids with a trip to Disneyland, I made something this week to add to the fun! A DIY Scratch and Reveal! And the good news is that not only is it super easy to make, but I am also providing a free printable to make your life easier!
Even if you decide not to do the scratch and reveal, you can use this printable for a treasure hunt and have all the Mickey Ears be clues! I purposely left the face blank so that you can customize this however you want! P.S. You can see where I had to color in the ears with black marker because my printer is lame and running out of ink. Yours will look WAY better! 😉
How to Make Your Own Scratch & Reveal:
- Print the Mickey Head onto cardstock or heavy photo paper. Write your Surprise in Ball Point Ink (or something that won’t bleed when you apply the next step).
- Color over the surpise with WHITE crayon (heavily). You will still be able to see your words when you are done.
- Mix a little bit of acrylic paint with Elmer’s glue (enough to color the glue black).
- Apply a few coats until you can no longer see your message.
Wait for it to dry! I love using Elmer’s glue because when the kids go to scratch it off it is really easy! I used a quarter and it came off way good! Print the printable by clicking on the Mickey Head below, then right click and “save as.”
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And DON’T forget to read these Disney Planning tips before you go: