Secret Messages for Valentine’s Day

I thought it would be fun to put together a little Valentine’s Day activity for kids using one of the ingredients on my list of twenty. The activity I came up with involves using lemon juice to create invisible ink for writing loving messages.

What You Need

  1. Red and white paper
  2. Lemon juice
  3. Q-Tips
  4. Scissors
  5. Markers

What To Do

  1. Create a pocket by folding a piece of contruction paper horizontally, leaving a little tab at the top.
  2. Seal the edges using staples or tape.
  3. Using a q-tip and lemon juice (do not diulute with water), write simple messages on pieces of white paper. Examples: XO, a heart, I love you
  4. Allow lemon juice messages to dry.
  5. Place the messages in the construcion paper pocket.
  6. Give to loved ones and instruct them to hold the secrect messages up to light (lamp, sunny window, etc) to reveal what they say.
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