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Do you like art?
Do you like science?
Do you liked to be amazed?
If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, you are going to love this Magic Christmas Pictures STEAM activity for kids.
Note: For more Christmas activities your kids will love, see my Christmas Activities for Kids page.
To make these magic Christmas pictures, you’ll need to gather the following materials:
- Paper towels
- Something to protect your table top
- Pan with about 1 inch of water
Lay down something to protect your table top. Then place a double layer of paper towel on the table.
Use a black marker to draw the outline of your picture on the top layer of paper towel.
Check that the outline bled through the top layer of paper towel onto the bottom layer. (It’s okay if it only bled through partway – the bleeding is just to guide you in the next step.)
Add color to the bottom layer.
Set out a pan of water.
Fold the top layer of paper towel back on top of the bottom layer, and gently drop it into the pan.
Then watch the magic happen!
More Christmas resources
More Christmas crafts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Q-tip painted Christmas tree
- Crystallized candy cane
- Grow a Christmas tree sponge
- Candy cane science experiment
- Christmas fizzy painting