Painting Magic Cards

Quality time with my almost 3 yo son: I drew with a white crayon some simple figures on wall paper before he came, and he was excited to paint over it to see the picture become clear. Made pretty cool cards in my opinion!





  1. […] to be fun for everybody, including my nerves, the idea(s) need to be simple. My children suggested painting magic cards, which we did. It was pretty cool that my 4 yo also got excited about drawing Christmas trees and […]

  2. Ooo a treasure hunt that they have to paint over to find the clues.. very cool! Maybe even a good way to tell them where they are going next on vacation.. I love your ideas. So simple, but so useful 🙂

    1. Thanks, appreciate it! But what a great addition with the next vacation destination!!! It’s all about building up the excitement, isn’t it?!

      1. Oh yes – the more you build it up, the more they realize that they should be excited, even if they aren’t.. haha

  3. That’s really cool. I love that our kids are near the same age so the crafts you are doing are perfect for zoë. 🙂

    1. ….and vice versa: eg your app tips were perfect!

  4. Oh in case you are wondering why I only “like” your post days after I comment, that’s because I can’t click on the like button on my mobile 😛

    1. I haven’t even noticed. But I know my commenting on the mobile is very inconsequent because sometimes the connection fails, the time runs out… I think that’s alright, this is supposed to be fun, not stressful, so we comment and like when we have the time (and equipment ) to do so 🙂

  5. Well now, that’s just awesome! I must go Pin this post for other parents! So easy and so fun!

  6. You are so crafty, Vilma! Awesome!

    1. Or my kids are, and I just provide them with materials? 😉 It’s fun though!

  7. I used to love doing that with my grandma! I tried it with my two and they weren’t as enthused as I expected, but I think I might have gone a bit too early with it. Worth another try now they’re older I think.

    1. I mentioned to somebody already that for older kids it might be worthwhile drawing a map for a treasure hunt to make it more exciting 😉 Let me know if you do something like that and if it works. But have to say that I also tried with my daughter and she wasn’t into it at all. I put it down to her being very tired and having too much other things going on at the time but maybe it was the age too?

      1. Who knows why their imagination latches on to some things not others? I just remember it was the best thing ever with grandma. Maybe it was the grandma touch 🙂

  8. This is such a brilliant idea!

  9. Omg! So clever! Does this works with normal paper? I am not so sure about where to buy leftovers wall papers here. Just use white chalk to draw first then water colour ya? Tks for sharing! !

    1. I’m sure it works on normal paper too. The only thing is that normal paper tends to wrinkle when my kids use (excessive amounts of) water, so paper that is a bit thicker is not so fragile. Simple but pretty clever. With your older ones you could make a map for a treasure hunt…?

      1. Thanks for this idea! 😛

  10. How cute! They look fantastic!

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