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Make your kid's lunch FUN by creating your very own DIY Lunchbox Scratch Off Messages. Just use a coin to scratch off the paint to reveal your secret note!

DIY Lunchbox Scratch Off Messages

  • Author: Fork & Beans
  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 8 Scratch Off Messages 1x


  • 2 packs Dole© Mixations cups, flavors of choice
  • 2 pieces cardstock paper
  • 1 black pen
  • acrylic paint (gold and/or silver)
  • 1 Tbsp. dish soap (any will do)
  • 1 small paint brush
  • 1 white crayon
  • markers for designing
  • 1 pair scissors
  • glue


  1. Trace 8 circles with the outline of the tops of the Dole Mixations cups to the cardstock paper with the black pen.
  2. Make your own unique designs on each circle, creating your own secret message, joke, or words of encouragement.
  3. Color it in with your markers.
  4. Using your white crayon, color in the secret message.
  5. Using equal parts dish soap and acrylic paint, mix together and paint over the secret message with your paint brush. Allow to dry. You might need to paint over a couple of times in order to fully cover the message.
  6. Cut out of the circles with your scissors and glue to the top of each Dole Mixations cups.