In this week’s Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story, “Messages,” Martin and Sylvia wake up to a white, snow-covered yard. Without being able to see due to the heavily falling snow, Martin and Sylvia devise a way of keeping track of one another with sounds.
As it turns out, there are many ways to communicate without using words or without being able to see. For example, you can make secret messages using milk. With a little bit of magic – and with supplies you already have around the house – you can reveal the message for all to see!
You Will Need
Sturdy Absorbent White Paper, watercolor paper works well
What To Do
Using the milk, paint a secret message on your paper. If you paint in a bright, well lit, area it will be easier to see the message you are writing.
Let the painted image dry.
Iron the paper on a medium setting and watch your secret message appear.
Explore More & Make Connections
Type or write out instructions for making the secret message appear and send it along to someone you love!
About the Authors
Danielle Reiner describes herself as a creative, a maker, and a mama. At the heart of her story is creativity, though that hasn’t always been the case. She rediscovered her deeply hidden creativity early in adulthood – with a ball of yarn and a couple of knitting needles – and hasn't stopped since. Danielle also runs Crafting Connections - a website providing inspiration, practical advice, and projects for creative families - with her close friend Andrea Folsom.
Andrea Folsom describes herself as a writer, editor, creative maker, and eternal optimist. She is passionate about learning and sharing new creative techniques, making beautiful spaces, and talking about the social-emotional benefits of creativity and art. She runs Crafting Connections - a website providing inspiration, practical advice, and projects for creative families - with her close friend Danielle Reiner.