Secret Message Valentine

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Secret Message Valentine by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful
Ages school-age

Turn ordinary white paper into secret messages for your Valentine. A white crayon creates the message, and watercolor paints reveal its secrets! Fun for the giver and recipient. 

What you'll need

  • 2 sheets white paper
  • 1 sheet construction paper
  • Black marker
  • White crayon
  • Watercolor paints
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

How to make it

  1. Secret Message Valentine by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful

    Fold one sheet of white paper in half like a card. Cut along the crease so that you have two pieces. Fold those two pieces in half.

  2. Secret Message Valentine by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful

    Cut hearts from the two small pieces of white paper. 

  3. Secret Message Valentine by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful

    On the second piece of paper, use a black marker to write your message. Be sure that it will fit on the heart!

  4. Secret Message Valentine by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful

    Place your white heart over the black letters. You should be able to see the black letters through the white paper. Trace the letters onto the white heart using a white crayon.

  5. Secret Message Valentine by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful

    Cover the back of the heart with glue stick.

  6. Secret Message Valentine by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful

    Attach the heart to a piece of construction paper and trim.

  7. Secret Message Valentine by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful

    Paint the white heart with watercolor paints. The wax in the crayon will resist the watercolor, revealing your secret message!

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