Pair different materials together to make something like cards and see what happens- our experiment: ink and highlighters…

Materials

Card making with highlighters and ink from make-it-your-own.com (Art & Craft projects for kids)

  • Highlighters
  • Blank cards (or make your own using cardstock)
  • Eye dropper (you can buy these inexpensively at drug stores)
  • Plastic container
  • Ink (often labeled as “India Ink” or “Chinese Ink” in art supply stores)
  • Craft tray or scrap paper to protect your table surface
  • Smock

Directions

  • Don your smock.
  • Draw a design or pattern with your highlighters on your card.

Card making with highlighters and ink from make-it-your-own.com (Art & Craft projects for kids)

Card making with highlighters and ink from make-it-your-own.com (Art & Craft projects for kids)

  • Using your eye dropper, apply a few drops of ink to your card.

Card making with highlighters and ink from make-it-your-own.com (Art & Craft projects for kids)

  • Fold your card in half and rub the outside gently.

Card making with highlighters and ink from make-it-your-own.com (Art & Craft projects for kids)

Card making with highlighters and ink from make-it-your-own.com (Art & Craft projects for kids)

  • Allow your design to dry overnight.

Card making with highlighters and ink from make-it-your-own.com (Art & Craft projects for kids)

  • Bend your card back to make your design on the outside and write a message inside. ┬áSend it to a friend or loved one.

Card making with highlighters and ink from make-it-your-own.com (Art & Craft projects for kids)

Purpose

  • Working with various materials.

Safety Notes

  • Ink can stain clothing and surfaces. ┬áBe sure to protect them by using a craft tray and smock.
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