Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Another something "magical"...

Magic Pictures!
This is a great activity to do with crayons of course but using white candles makes it even more magical. Invisible pictures!

What you need:
*white candles; tea lights, votives or birthday candles work best
*white paper, thick for painting (I used matte board cut to postcard size)
*liquid water color or food color
*containers for paint
*mess friendly area to work in
*splat mat!
*mess friendly clothes or smocks if using food color
*soft paintbrushes or q-tips

scrumdilly-do it!

Set out your supplies. Use small plastic or glass cups or saucers for your paint. If you do not have liquid watercolor, you can make a liquid painting using 5 drops of food color to a small amount of water. If you make your own paint with the liquid food color, make sure to make your paint in a clear glass container or small plastic container. The food color will most probably stain. If you are using small tea lights, you can put your paint into the small metal cups the candles come in, makes clean up super easy!

Pass out candles to your kidlets and encourage them to make invisible pictures on their paper.

Once they are finished drawing, have your wee ones paint, paint, paint away!

Oooooh, magic!

They can draw pictures or designs, it all comes out pretty nifty.

The best part is you can turn their artwork into postcards for friends and family! I mailed mine to Granny1

Happy painting!


  1. thanks you so much for all your fun ideas! i recently discovered your cute blog and love it! my daughter is only 8 months and i am itching to craft with her---but my 3 year old neighbor likes to come over and play with me so i guess that will do until mine grows up just a bit!