We've spent the morning at home with two snuffly girls. It's been a pleasant sunny winters day so Miss M has enjoyed lots of home play time. What made it even better is Daddy was home to enjoy it too. I often become invisible on weekends as they are considered to be Daddy time! Miss M becomes Daddy's little shadow which is so lovely to see.
All morning Miss M and Daddy found things to play in the yard together and meanwhile I set up the indoor/outdoor activities in the playroom and on the back deck. We just had to play with our new red playdough, Daddy built a space ship with Connectrix Construction (found at a "Treasure Shop for about $2") and then we read stories with Miss H and Miss M. I had the most fun creating a secret message and picture on the painting easel for Miss M. She found out what my message to her was as she painted with the water paints. (We have used these water colours for about two weeks now for all kinds of painting fun. They last for a long time.)
You will need...
White paper - easel paper is great for this
Candle - long white ones work best
Water paints - made from water and powder paint (or food colouring)
Draw or write on the paper using the end of the candle.
Paint over the paper with water paint to reveal the message or picture.
It's good to use thick brushes so they cover more or the paper area with colour.
For added fun you could get your child draw on paper and paint over it to see their own picture revealed.
My message to Miss M was a message of love but you could have a great time creating any kind of message or picture. Your kids will have a great time too discovering how creative you have been.