Making “magic paint” letters is a great activity to do outside on the driveway or sidewalk on a warm day.
“So what is magic paint?” you might ask. Well, “magic paint” is “paint” that when applied to concrete will be visible for a brief while before disappearing. And how does this happen, you might be wondering?
In the next installment of my 101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet Series I explain the secret ingredient for making “magic paint” and I show how magic paint can be used to teach the alphabet.
So the secret behind magic paint is very simple. The only things you need to enjoy magic paint are:
- a bowl of water
- a paint brush
- a concrete surface to paint on
So now you know the secret – “magic paint” is really just water!
I invited my kids to practice their letters using “magic paint” out on our driveway.
They dipped their brushes in the “magic paint” and began practicing their letters.
The letters showed up clearly on the driveway when first painted.
But in the warm sun they quickly faded, making room for my kids to paint even more letters.
And best of all? No clean up!
Would your kids enjoy writing letters with “magic paint”?
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- Letter hunt sensory bin
- Erasing letters with a Q-tip
- Making letters with straws and play dough
- Spaghetti letters
- Letter puzzles
- Making “alphabet soup”
- Smash the puffy letters
- Mini letter hunt with a magnifying glass
- Kinetic sand letters
- Crystallized letters
- Letter hop
- Yarn wrapped letters
- Rainbow letters