cotton balls

Invisible ink

Make your own invisible ink Invisible ink has been used by spies for centuries. At the time of the Revolutionary War, invisible ink made of a mixture of ferrous sulfate and water was commonly used. The secret messages were often written in between the lines of a normal letter. When heat or a special chemical (such as sodium carbonate) were applied, the message that was placed in between the lines would appear. In modern times, inks containing special properties are used and require viewing under ultraviolet (UV) light to see the message. Put some lemon juice in a bowl and mix with a few drops of water Wet a cotton ball and use it to write a message on a blank piece of white paper Wait for the “ink”