Invisible Ink

Scout Elves love to share secret messages with each other using an exclusive North Pole recipe for invisible ink. Now, your elf will show you how their favorite communication method works by leaving a hidden message that your family can uncover together.


  • White copy paper
  • White crayon
  • Bowl
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • Food coloring (Helpful hint for elves: Dark colors work well.)
  • Elf Pets® Arctic Fox


  1. Your elf will use a white crayon to write a message or draw a picture on a white piece of copy paper.
  2. Then, your elf will mix food coloring with water in a bowl, making sure the mixture is very dark.
  3. Your elf will paint over the secret message right before your family wakes up so the colors will be extra bright, or they might leave a note asking you to paint over the paper to reveal their hidden note.

Safety Warnings!