Okay, so I’ve been home for a while. Out of the classroom, and not allowed to do much classroom-related for a while, Dr.’s orders. In other words, I’ve had way too much time on my hands. As a result I have become a BHG junkie. I think I have signed up for every crafting, home decor, and cooking newsletter imaginable. Most often I admire their ideas, and dream of a day when my little ones allow me to have nice things, and I will really re-decorate. Occasionally, they include an idea (especially recipes) that I can use now.
Yesterday, this beauty was in my inbox:Valentine’s Day Mystery Message.I thought, “How completely adorable!” Basically, you write notes to your kiddos on white paper hearts with a white crayon, and then they paint over the heart with watercolors to reveal the secret message.
Today I tested out the project for us all.
In the picture below, the green heart was drawn and cut from an index card, the purple heart was printed on card stock, and the pink heart was drawn on printer paper. I wrote different prize notes on each heart with a white crayon, making sure to press down hard.
Next, I painted over each of the hearts with watercolors, and this is what I got:
All of the different types of paper worked well for disguising the white crayon message, and displaying it later on. The card stock did not curl, the index card did a bit for some reason, and the printer paper curled a lot. If you want to display the hearts with prizes they earned I would go with the thicker paper, but if you are just going to throw it out when earned I would use the cheeper printer paper.
I was also thinking, that if you like the project and want to continue it past February 14th you could use mitten cutouts instead of hearts.