19 January 10
Do you remember magic painting? It’s where you colour a picture using just a brush dipped in water.
Today on my way to the post office, I passed by a shop that offered magic painting books on a table outside. Looking at the simple half-tone pictures brought back vague memories of my childhood — perhaps even from Kent Academy in Nigeria (where I schooled for first and second grade).
The memories, combined with the knowledge that the girls would love the opportunity to paint, made the books irresistible. I brought them home and they’ve been a big hit.
Instead of being printed with regular ink, magic painting pages are printed with concentrated dots of ink that are water-soluble. When water is mixed with the dots, they release their colour.
Highly recommended activity for pre-schoolers!