If there is one thing the Bug loves to receive, it’s mail. And recently she’s been very interested in sending mail as well.

Know what makes mail even better? When your kiddo crafts the notecard. Especially MAGIC notecards.

This easy-peasy watercolor resistance note cards craft doubles as a learning edventure. And you probably have everything you need lying around the house already.

materials

  • White Crayon
  • White Paper (smooth, non-textured works best)
  • Blank Notecard
  • Scissors or Shape Cutter
  • Watercolor Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil

instructions

Assemble your materials and cut shapes out of your white paper. We used a simple circle. Sometimes less is more.

Modern Wax Resistance Watercolor Notecards - (cool) progeny

Write a secret note or draw a secret picture using the white crayon. This might be tricky for younger kids because it’s hard to see what they’re drawing. Simple designs work best — and be sure to get a lot of wax on there!

Modern Wax Resistance Watercolor Notecards - (cool) progeny

Modern Wax Resistance Watercolor Notecards - (cool) progeny

Paint over the crayon design with watercolors. Bright and dark colors work best because they result in the most vivid contrast.

Allow the shapes to dry.

Modern Wax Resistance Watercolor Notecards - (cool) progeny

Glue your shapes to a plain notecard.

Modern Wax Resistance Watercolor Notecards - (cool) progeny

Write your favorite penpal!

Modern Wax Resistance Watercolor Notecards - (cool) progenyAnd the very best part? Wait for them to write back!