Monthly contributor post from Kristen of Celebrate Every Day with Me!
Mysteries. Spies. Secret Messages.
It seems playing spies is a right of passage in childhood. Even my four year old daughter will stand outside a door wearing sunglasses and then with a sneaky look, she’ll peel down her shades and slide against the wall.
Do your kids play spy too? Well Mom, now is your chance to enter their world of imagination.
Your mission: Send a Secret Message to your Kids.
After reading this ebook, I learned that you can make a secret message with baking soda. How did I live this long and not know this? All you need is equal parts of water and baking soda, q-tips and printer paper. You’ll also need a candle when it is time for your kids to reveal the message.
Make your baking soda and water mixture. Then with your q-tip, write a message on the paper. Allow to dry completely.
When dry, grab your kids and a candle. For added safety, I chose a votive holder with a very low candle, making it impossible for my kids to touch the flame with the paper. You’ll have to use your own judgement as to the capability of your children with an open flame.
Hold the paper over the candle, allowing the dried writing to heat up and brown. Even I got a couple scorch marks, so I would suggest doing this outside.
This was such a fun activity! My kids were thrilled with the reveal of each new letter on their secret messages.
Now, this device will self-destruct in 30 seconds. Okay, just kidding…
Kristen of Celebrate Every Day With Me is a fun-loving mom to two kids who keep her busy and laughing. Add her great husband and the Lord to the mix and her life is one fantastic (and sometimes crazy) adventure. She is a former youth leader, professional wedding and event planner and has a degree in Christian Thought/Christian Ministry. She loves long lists, diet soda and playing jokes on her husband.
Kristen is the author of Teach Me To Serve: 99 Ways Preschoolers Can Learn To Serve & Bless Others. On her blog, you’ll find fun ideas for children’s activities, creating memorable moments and party planning.