Saturday, March 3, 2012

Secret Messages with Birthday Candles and Watercolors

This is such an easy and fun activity using birthday candles
 and watercolors to write and reveal secret messages on paper.
**You can also use a white wax crayon instead of a candle**
but I chose the candle technique because it was just a little something different.

Step One
write or draw  your message with the birthday candles
(you can kind of see mine because I used a pink candle.
I recommend a white candle for a truly invisible messgage)

Step Two
Paint over the message with watercolors and watch it appear like magic!

L and I made secret messages for eachother :)

Tips if your using candles
The harder you push with the candle or crayon while drawing or writing, the clearer you'll be able to see your message revealed.

Use white candles for truly invisible messages.

Use thicker candles because the thin ones break really easily

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  1. This is such a cute idea!! My little girl is 2 and loves to draw and paint!! We live down in the ozarks in sw mo and since its been so nice out we can paint outside!! Found you on pinterest!

  2. What a cool idea!!! Never heard of this before. You're one awesome lady! ;D

  3. I bet a white crayon would be easier to draw with


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