It’s chilly here in PA this week!
Between the extra cool fall weather and getting into the trenches with our homeschooling, it makes me miss being in the classroom.
I wanted to share a super easy 5 minute craft with you. It also doubles as a science project. (Chemical reactions, anyone?)
I learned about this in a college art class for elementary school teachers. This craft is better for older kids, ages 8+, I would say. (P.S. When I did this in the classroom the kids had to wear safety glasses and gloves. It’s always best to be overly cautious when it comes to kids and chemicals.)
You only need 3 supplies:
- a very small amount of bleach
- a q-tip
- dark construction paper
Dip the Q-tip in bleach. (It’s probably best to let an adult do this part, just in case)
Draw a winter scene on the paper.
Wait 30 seconds or so and ta-da. Magic.
It’s more even more fun if you don’t tell them about the bleach and make them try to guess what you are using, or if you use a disposable “magic paint brush” and do it as a demonstration for little ones. 🙂
Save your paintings and use them as fun homemade holiday gift wrap!
I’ve seen Cheri from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar design t-shirts using a bleach pen. It might be fun to have your kids make their own.
Let me know if you try it.