Secret Valentine's Day Messages
Instead of handing out traditional valentines, your child can send messages in the following fun ways.
- Write on plain white paper with a toothpick dipped in lemon juice. Iron the paper to reveal the message.
- Lay several Popsicle sticks side by side to form a square. Lay strips of tape across all the sticks to join them. Turn the square over. Write a message on the front of it. Remove the tape and put the sticks in an envelope. Put the puzzle back together to read the message.
- Write on a small valentine card. Roll up the card and insert it into a balloon with some confetti. Blow up the balloon and pop it to reveal the valentine inside.
- Blow up a red, pink, or white balloon and pinch the opening shut. Write on the inflated balloon, then deflate it. Blow up the balloon to read the message.
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