Activity:

Mystery Paint

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What You Need:

  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Bowl
  • Cotton balls or swabs
  • White paper
  • Watercolor set
  • Paintbrushes
  • Measuring spoons

What You Do:

  1. Help your students measure out 4 tablespoons of baking soda and 4 tablespoons of water into a bowl and mix thoroughly to create a "secret mixture."
  2. Set down a sheet of paper and allow students to dip a cotton swab or ball into the mixture.
  3. Encourage students to paint their invisible picture or message onto the white paper. Allow the "magical paint" to dry completely.
  4. Have students use the watercolors to paint over the entire paper to reveal their secret painting!

Helpful Hint: Invisible messages make a great gift! Include directions on how the recipient can reveal the secret message.

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