Hidden Message Valentines Using Dot Markers


These valentines use dot markers or other paints to reveal secret hidden messages that you write for your child!

Hidden Message Valentines – Get ready for a magical way to say I Love You!

These Do-A-Dot printables reveal a secret message when completed by your child that will add something special to your valentine.



Dot markers seem like they would be so much fun. I was a bit surprised when my 4 year old didn’t seem too interested in them. But to her credit, I’d given her some simple dot-the-circle coloring type pages and she got bored pretty quickly.  I started wondering if there was any way to make this more exciting for her. After all, I like using the dot markers!


So while on the hunt for some more engaging and educational Dot Marker printables for my PK1 Printables ParadeI had a brilliant idea and excitedly reached for my kid’s basket of crayons.


It was then that I discovered that dot markers can be used to reveal invisible drawings written in white crayon.


Well I just had to do something super fun with this discovery! This idea is so universal and adds mystery and excitement to dot marker activities. You can add numbers, letters, even sight words to all sorts of do-a-dot printables and instantly have an educational and super fun lesson. Count the number of 3’s that magically appear, see if you can find the word “why” by stamping all the dots. Which circles will reveal triangles in them?


Since Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, I made a couple of Dot Marker Hidden Message Valentine printables that I really think you and your child will love. You could also use the frog printable for educational activities like the ones I just mentioned.


Click the blue Add To Cart button below the picture and enjoy this fun printable! 🙂


2018-07-09T13:46:13+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Holidays|4 Comments


  1. Jill S January 28, 2016 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    does this work with anything other than dot markers?

    • pk1admin January 28, 2016 at 12:42 pm - Reply

      I had the same question! 🙂 I just tried it with water colors and it worked! The trick is to not use too much paint. If you can’t see the letters, then blot with a paper towel or just keep spreading the paint around to make it thinner. Come back and let me know if you tried it! =)

  2. Deanna Hershberger January 28, 2016 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    i LOVE THIS!!! Do you think it would work with watercolor paints vs. the dotters? I had a few dotters and the lids got left open slighty and they all dried. But we have paint. I would love to do this with my daughter tomorrow!! I can’t wait to see the look on her face! Thank you for the inspiration!

    Thanks for sharing with Everything Kids Link & Pin Party! Hope that you share more great ideas with us again on Sunday night!

    • pk1admin January 28, 2016 at 7:41 pm - Reply

      Hi Deanna – so glad you like this, it really is a bunch of fun! Yes, we tried it with watercolors earlier and it does work. It just works best when you don’t use too much paint. I wonder if there’s a type of sponge that might work with water colors – that way you’d still get the “dotting” aspect. Maybe cotton balls or makeup sponges? Otherwise, you could draw a picture in white crayon (just make thick lines) then your kiddo can use the watercolors on top and see what you drew magically appear. So fun! 🙂

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!! <3

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