hooked science 300KENTUCKY (12/17/13) - Will Santa visit you on Christmas Eve? Using a few ingredients from around the house, along with a special paper from Santa, you can determine if you have been naughty or nice.

INGREDIENTS
White Copy Paper
White Crayon
Red and Green Watercolor Paint
Paint Brushes

INSTRUCTIONS
STEP 1: Using the white crayon, write naughty or nice on a piece of white copy paper.

STEP 2: Using the red or green watercolor paint, paint over the word naughty or nice and observe.

EXPLANATION
This is the same technique Santa uses when sending kids those special naughty or nice notes. The word naughty or nice appears since the crayon is hydrophobic, which means it is scared of water. Basically, the crayon repeals the water and watercolor paint. The paper is hydrophilic, which means it loves water. Therefore, the watercolor paint fills the area not covered with crayon.

Go to www.hookedonscience.org for more experiments that might get you and your family “Hooked on Science.”

Jason Lindsey
Hooked on Science

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

18th Annual Jeep Jamboree Returns to Turkey Bay

KENTUCKY (4/25/15) — Jeep owners will soon travel to Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle Area at Land Between The Lakes for… Read More

Focus on Hopkins County: Interview with Sheriff Matt Sanderson and Roneshia Evans

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/25/15) — Tim Thomas speaks with Hopkins County Sheriff Matt Sanderson and Roneshia Evans with… Read More

Most Read This Week

April 17, 2015 12072

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 7591

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 5806

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 20, 2015 4912

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 24, 2015 4193

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 12072

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8830

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 25, 2015 1253

Above and Beyond: Wade Simons

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 1007

Elementary Girls in Good GRACES with Unique…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 844

Planning Commission Approves Zoning Amendments…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 773

Superheroes ‘Bowl for Kids Sake’

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 718

Focus on Hopkins County: Interview with Sheriff…

by Tim Thomas
April 25, 2015 634

Webster County Traffic Advisory

by Keith Todd
April 25, 2015 567

Tobacco Quitline Callers Eligible for Extra…

by Beth Fisher
April 25, 2015 519

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 503

Keeping the Faith - 'To Die Trying'

by Ronnie McBrayer
April 25, 2015 475

Hooked on Science - 'Magnetic Money'

by Jason Lindsey