Invisible Writing Activity for Junior Spies
Blow your kid's mind with some awesome invisible writing!
- Junior Secret Agent:Your kid.
- Two sheets of white printer paper
- Ballpoint pen or a medium-hard lead pencil:The tip on the pencil shouldn't be too sharp.
- A shallow tray:Like a casserole dish or paint tray.
- A large wall mirror or windowpane
- Disguise:Optional, but covert activity is much more fun in a wig!
- Have your kid come up with a secret code name, like Li'l Agent 99, and put on her disguise.
- Have her pour an inch or so of water into a low tray.
- Get her to quickly dip a piece of printer paper into the water to get it wet, removing it before it disintegrates.
- Then help her press the wet paper onto a windowpane or mirror (a full length mirror will work perfectly so your kid can place the paper at eye level).
- Have your little secret agent take a dry piece of paper and carefully lay it on top of the wet piece of paper.
- Have her write her secret message on the dry piece of paper, pressing very hard.
- When she's done have her destroy the evidence by discarding the dry piece of paper. The covert message will be clearly visible on the wet piece of paper ... for now.
- When the paper dries, the words will magically disappear!
- She can then deliver her secret message without a shadow of suspicion. When she's ready to reveal it, have her dip the paper back into the shallow pan of water. The writing will magically pop back up! Nice work, 99.
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