How to Make Invisible Ink Christmas Cards

Three Methods:PreparationWriting on the CardPreparing the Envelope

Leave a secret message in your next Christmas card. Whether it's naughty or nice, your recipient will have a little extra fun decoding it.

Method 1
Preparation

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    Juice the two lemons. Catch the lemon juice in a small container, such as a clean yogurt or dairy pudding bottle.

Method 2
Writing on the Card

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    Dip a toothpick in the lemon juice.
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    Write a cute message on the front. Perhaps something like "Merry Christmas!".
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    Draw a picture on the front. This is optional.
    • To help you achieve this, draw lightly in pencil first. Follow the drawing lines with the lemon juice, then rub off the pencil marking.
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    Write a message inside. Write something such as "I Hope You Have A Very Merry Christmas!". Or anything else you want to say secretly.
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    Sign your name invisibly too.

Method 3
Preparing the Envelope

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    Write the other person's name on the back of the envelope. Do this in visible ink.
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    Cut out a square of paper. Write on it with the visible ink marker "Put this Card Near a Light to Read.".
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    Place the card in the envelope. Seal it. Perhaps slap on a bow. Then send it to your recipient.

Warnings

  • Don't write anything nasty. The recipient will see this, either thanks to your message or by chance when holding it near a light.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 lemons
  • Toothpicks
  • A visible ink marker
  • Christmas card
  • Paper (a square piece to slip inside the card)
  • Envelope

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