Spy kids need somewhere to hide their treasures. There’s no better place to hide things out of plain sight than in a book safe.
Nobody would ever think of looking inside a book on your bookshelf for your important homemade spy gear, so a book could be the ideal safe.
What You Will Need:
Before you start making a book safe you’ll need to find a, thick book with a hard cover.
There are plenty of old books in thrift shops that nobody would mind if you cut out to make your safe, or you can ask a relative if they have something that might suit what you need.
I will be using a book that’s around about 1 1/4 inches thick and has 480 pages.
How To Make A Book Safe:
- Open the book to page 60 or 1/8 of the book depending on how many pages your book has. Lay the cover flat onto a second book, this will help to support and keep the book flat whilst working on it.
- Use a pencil and a ruler to draw a line along the side of the page about an inch away from the edge. Draw another line along the top of the page, also about an inch away from the edge, and another one along the bottom. Complete your rectangle with another line about a 1/2 to 1 inch away from where the page is bound into the cover.
- Important: Ask an adult to help you cut deeply along the edges of your rectangle so the knife goes through several pages at a time.
- You can remove as many pages as you need, I normally leave 1/8 (60 in my case) of the pages uncut at the end of the book, but as long as you keep the rectangle to about 1 inch deep then you’ll be able to store your items inside the book while it’s closed and nobody will think to open the book to find your things 🙂
- It’s a good idea to place some of the pages you have just removed from the book, in between the final page of the book you will be cutting and pages you do not wish to cut to protect them.
Now place all of your homemade spy gear in your book safe 🙂