We found this fun book called The Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions by John & Danita Thomas at the library. This activity, called Magic Paint, is what we decided to try out first.
- 1 Tablespoon baking soda
- 4-6 drops of food coloring
- Hair dryer (optional)
First mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 2 tablespoons of water together.
When finished, you’ll have to wait until the message is completely dry before continuing to the next step.
He was so amazed! Next time we do this activity my son said he wants to use multiple colors when revealing his message/drawing. This would be a fun activity for older kids to write secret messages to each other….or even at a pirate themed party with invisible treasure maps to decode.