So you want to become a spy or special agent, catching the bad guys and solving the clues. This probably means you are going to need one or two spy gear gadgets to keep you ahead of the game.
And as spy stuff can be very expensive to buy in the stores you may need to get stuck into making some of it yourself, here’s where we come in.
Our homemade spy gear is very efficient and it’s also very easy and fun to make!
First lets have a look at some some cool stuff we recently made with the kids then we’ll move on to a few interesting videos showing some of the things possible for the teen or adult spy.
Homemade Spy Gear For Kids
Making A Periscope
Ok so the first thing you are going to need is something to spy with. … Dah!! This is where our homemade periscope going to come in handy.
Building a Homemade Telescope
Need to see a little further? Why not have a go at building a homemade telescope that’s slim enough to slip into a backpack, no problem.
Making A Cipher Wheel
No homemade spy gear kit would be complete without secret messaging, learn how to make and use a cipher wheel, and where to hide your messages.
Making a Spy ID Card
There may be times when you will need to gain access into prohibited places; this is when you will need one of our spy ID cards.
Making a Book Safe
How about a crafty hiding place to keep things concealed? Then check out how to make a secret book safe.
Making Invisible Ink
Cut a lemon in half and squeeze the juice into a small cup. You’ll need to use a fine-pointed paint brush to write out your secret message. For the best results, try to use recycled paper as this seems to work the best for keeping secret messages safe.
When your invisible ink message has dried, write something else on the paper so no one will suspect there’s a hidden message on there.
For someone to read your hidden message, you’ll need to heat up the paper a little. Heat makes the lemon juice turn brown, so you’ll need to carefully heat up the paper. You could hold it above a candle flame, making sure you hold it far enough away so the paper doesn’t burn. Whatever you wrote will show up as brown writing on the paper.