Paper Towel Magic?!

This is a fun and easy art activity that is also a magic trick!

What you’ll need:

  • Markers (permanent and washable)
  • Paper towels
  • Water in a small tray
  • Scissors

How to do it:

  1. Take 1 piece of a square paper towel and fold it in half. Then, cut the paper towel so you have a small square with another small square behind it. 
  1. Now it’s time to draw your pictures. Use your permanent markers to draw an outline of your picture on the top layer of the folded paper towel. It’s okay if you don’t have many permanent marker colors. You only need one color to draw the outline of your picture. 
  1. When you lift up the top layer, you will see that the marker has gone through the paper towel onto the layer underneath it. Now, use your washable markers to color in your picture or add more detail to it. 
Activity by Steph Finucane, Upham Site
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