Sunday, September 4, 2011

Secret Message

While Jack was munching on his waffles one morning this week, I left a secret message sitting out for him to find, along with some decoding tools.

That may look like just a plain sheet of white paper, but a little water color paint revealed that there's more to it than meets the eye.

Look closely and you can see that some white lines started magically appearing through the paint.  With a little encouragement to cover the whole paper with paint (sort of a tricky concept for him to get), the secret message became totally visible.

Here's what we used to  do this.

A bowl of water, some watercolor paints, a paintbrush, a white crayon, and a white sheet of paper.  It's not rocket science, but Jack thought this trick was pure genius.  And my ego had a good boost to start the day. To write the secret message I took the white crayon and pressed firmly on the paper to form, in this case, a bunch of shapes, a big J, and an I Love You on the bottom, if you couldn't make that out.  Pretty fun stuff.

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