Thursday, August 30, 2007

Magic art

We didn't spend much time at home today so I am using pictures from the other day. I know I have shared this with people in the past but because this set of pictures are the only ones I have left I will share this project with you all again. This is what we call magic painting. We use a white crayon. When we run out of white crayons we use candles or other wax to draw a picture on paper. The white crayon is the most used crayon in our crayon box. This set my hubby did for the children using a small birthday candle to draw them. He drew different things for the children then later in the day (after morning school work) the children got to do the magic painting to "see" the surprise secret messages Daddy made them. The wax on white paper shows up light so an older child (like T.) can see it if he looks hard at it and lets the light bounce off the paper. My 2 year old never sees it until she paints with watercolors over it.

Picture of both of them starting to paint. I don't know why I cut the heads off in the picture. Sorry about that!

This painting says Demi. She stained her shirt black when she did this I am still trying to get it out! This painting is still wet so it isn't easy to see but it is a toilet, Elmo, pizza, and ice-cream (my daughters favorite things yes she has some strange favorite things like the potty).

This is a tree and I love you.This is how my hubby draws a dog.
And that is it for our magic art. We don't always use this with just pictures. We often hide "school lessons" on the papers. Things like shapes, numbers, letters and such for our youngest. Math facts, spelling words, secret messages, and such for our oldest. My children also like making the pictures with wax themselves then painting them up.


Fun Mommy of 2 said...

OHHHH I love it. Especially when daddy draws it. The kids would love it if daddy drew a picture for them to find. I will have to tell him.

Heather said...

I love this to. This will be a great project this tax season when the boys do not get to see daddy much. They can leave message to each other. Thanks so much for the idea.

reprehriestless warillever said...

That is a really great idea.
We'll have to try that.

Amber said...

I hope all your children like it as much as mine do!

reprehriestless warillever said...

I just remembered this post.

We did it today with "invisible" ghosts. The kids LOVED it.

Thanks again.