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Tie Dye Secret Messages


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Tie Dye Secret Messages

In this activity, learners will write a secret message that only their friends will be able to read. Learners will investigate how to use a white crayon, washable markers, and the science of water to create a colorful secret message. Extension ideas are included to test if additional materials are hydrophobic. This activity uses low cost materials and be done at home. A how-to video is also included.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - adult

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Thick piece of white paper (cardstock or watercolor)
  • White crayon
  • Washable markers
  • Paintbrush
  • Water

Subjects


  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry

Informal Categories


  • Arts and Crafts

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