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Black Magic Party Invitations

Halloween party invitations are spooky and fun when they seem to glow in the dark.

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Print invitation text on computer postcard paper (8 1/2-by-11-inch sheets perforated into four sections).

  2. Step 2

    Use painter's or masking tape to secure the cards, information side down, to the work surface. Evenly tape the entire border of each card.

  3. Step 3

    Color the backs of the cards completely with brightly colored crayons, then coat with a thick layer of black tempera paint. Once the paint has dried, ask your favorite young artist to etch designs on the black background.

  4. Step 4

    To vary patterns and line thicknesses, experiment with such implements as plastic utensils, nails, toothpicks, and coffee stirrers.

Source
Halloween 2000, Volume 2000 Special Issue 2000

Reviews (1)

  • 19 Sep, 2008

    I used to absolutely love to do this as a kid. Get those neon crayons and it would be gorgeous! You could do all kinds of hallowe'eny stuff with this idea. Fun!