Sunday, January 8, 2012

SPY Kit!

Have some super sneaky little spies at home? We definitely do! Our kids are very much into Inspector Gadget, the Spy Kids movies, and ANY thing spy-related, so... I came up with these.
Here's how to make your own:
1. Draw string bag to carry all supplies in.
The bag is made of felt (I bought a remnant at Jo Ann's that easily made 3 bags and cost less than $2) and the letters are painted on using white paint and then glow-in-the-dark paint.
I LOVE glow in the dark paint! That stuff is amazing! It works on clothes and can be washed and dried, and still works like charm. I thought it might add a fun little surprise for the kids to see that the bag glows.
The letters were stenciled using freezer paper stencils. I used the Cricut to cut the letters but had a hard time getting the small letters to cut without ripping the paper. Finally I realized that it was the depth of the blade that needed to be adjusted so that it wasn't cutting too deep.
2. Disguises
Every good spy needs at lest a few disguises so I bought these glasses at Dollar Tree. They look hilarious on! (See the end of this post)
3. Aliases
I printed these up using THIS website. I printed up their pictures and glued them to the paper before laminating the whole thing. Later, the kids wrote their names using Sharpie markers on top of the lamination.
4. Mini Camera
I LOVE this camera. Probably my favorite part of the whole kit. I was so excited to find these at Dollar Tree right around Christmas time. I went back later to buy more to keep extras on hand but they only had one left. Very popular apparently. They sound just like a real camera and even has a little tiny flash. The kids have SO much fun with it.
5. Highly Confidential Notebook
Great for any notes on suspicious persons. Another Dollar Tree find. I printed out the image from THIS site. and glued it inside the transparent pocket. I also tucked the spy ID cards into a pocket of the notebook for safekeeping.
6. Pens, magnifying glasses, and glow sticks
(I forgot to get a separate pictures of these but they're pretty self-explanatory. Picked them all up at Dollar Tree as well. The glow sticks are just to give the kids a little bit of extra dark while spying in the dark (a little less hassle than a flashlight). The magnifying glasses came in a 3-pack that were all different which was awesome since these kits went to families with multiple kids. Plenty to go around.
7. Mustaches
Just a few more disguises cause you never know when you might need one. :) I found an awesome tutorial for these at Easy Makes Me Happy! and used them for another project for a friend a couple of months ago. I'd been wanting to make some for our family and this was the perfect excuse!
Let the spying BEGIN!

1 comment:

  1. This is a fantastic idea, your kids look very cute in their spy gear :) I have added on as a follower although I have had you on my sidebar for AGES. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.