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By the power of crayon!

Astonished faces at the ready. We’re about to show you how to send your crayons (invisibly) through the air to colour in a drawing without even touching it. Yep that’s right. We call it Rainbow Teleportation, and it’s the most wizardly, most convenient way to do your colouring.

You will need:

  • a small pack of crayons (with a window)
  • kitchen knife
  • tape
  • magic wand
  • a little helper

Let’s do some Rainbow Teleportation

Step 1

Step 1

Draw two identical drawings and colour one of them in. We’ve gone for the classic (horizontal) rainbow, but you can get as artsy as you like.

Step 2

Step 2

Using a kitchen knife, cut off the bottoms of your crayons. (If they complain, say you’ll stick them back together later.) Make sure your mini crayons are at least the same height as the window on your crayon box.

Step 3

Step 3

Keeping them in a straight well-behaved line, tape your mini crayons together. Fight the urge to use them as a giant rainbow crayon…

Step 4

Step 4

Put your mini taped crayons back in the box, behind the window. Hold up the box, gripping it to keep the crayons in place.

Step 5

Step 5

Hold your coloured-in drawing behind the box. Feel like a real magician yet? (You should. This is gonna blow their socks off…)

Step 6

Step 6

Hold the black-and-white drawing in your other hand. Brace yourself, then ask your little helper to cast a Rainbow Teleportation spell. Alacazam!

Step 7

Step 7

Covering the front of the box with one hand, release your grip on the box to let the crayons drop down.

Step 8

Step 8

As you withdraw your hand, grab the coloured-in drawing from behind the box (keeping the black-and-white drawing hidden in your palm). *THUNK* That’s the sound of a jaw hitting the floor.

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