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wikiHow to Make a Spy Kit for Girls

Four Methods:Gathering the BasicsCommunicating With Other SpiesObserving and Blending InGathering Evidence and Clues

Are you preparing to begin a spy mission, but you're not sure what to pack in your kit? A well-stocked kit can take your spy game to the next level. Pack your bag with these essentials and get to work!

Method 1
Gathering the Basics

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    Choose the right bag. You'll need a bag that is big enough to hold all your supplies, but not so large that it slows you down or looks suspicious. Consider a backpack or messenger bag with lots of pockets. A dark, solid colored bag won't draw attention.
    • Pack a smaller purse or bag you can use if you need to ditch your big kit and take only the essentials.
    • If you're going in disguise, you will want your bag to match your persona. Your messenger bag or backpack will work in most situations, but if you're supposed to be an old lady, try a giant purse instead.
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    Pack a notebook and a pen for recording notes. You need to write down any observations, codes, or suspicious behavior in your notebook. Try to find a small notepad that won't call attention to the fact that you're taking notes.
    • Write random notes on the first few pages of the notebook. This way, if someone is peeking at your notebook, they wont realize it's actually full of spy notes.
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    Find a flashlight or penlight for your kit. Spying involves a lot of snooping and sneaking, and you may have to explore some dark rooms. A flashlight means you don't have to turn on the lights, but you also won't bump into anything in the dark.
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    Be sure you pack a roll of duct tape. What for? Just about everything! Use it to stick a secret message under a table for your comrades to find. You can twist it to make a rope or use it to repair broken glasses. Duct tape a bad guy by taping his wrists together, or use your duct tape to help create a quick disguise (tape leaves to your hat for some camouflage).
    • You can use glow in the dark duct tape to mark a path for your fellow spies.

Method 2
Communicating With Other Spies

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    Make invisible ink and pack a small container. Squeeze out the juice of half a lemon, then add just a few drops of water. Mix the liquids together and transfer into a small bottle or container to pack in your kit.[1]
    • Pack some cotton swabs so you can write with the ink. You can also use a small paintbrush or a toothpick.
    • To read your message, hold the paper on which you've written close to a lightbulb. The heat from the bulb will reveal the message.
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    Bring a walkie-talkie if you have partners with whom you need to communicate. The walkie talkie will allow you to call for help or report anything suspicious. You can check in for any updates on your mission and let your partner or home base know where you are.
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    Make a cypher wheel to crack secret codes. You may need to leave a coded message or have to crack someone else's secret code. Cut out two concentric circles (one larger than the other) and place the smaller circle in the center of the larger circle. Use a tack or a brass fastener to hold the small circle in place, but allowing it to turn. If you use a tack, stick a small eraser on the sharp part.[2]
    • Make 26 sections on each circle and write the letters of the alphabet in the sections. Make sure they are written in order.
    • Match up the letters in the inner and outer circle. To write in code, choose a number (like four), and then turn the inner circle that many spaces (so the "A" on the outer circle matches up with the "E" on the inner circle").
    • Encrypt the text of your message by locating each letter of on the outer circle, but writing down the corresponding letter on the inner circle. So, to encrypt "HELLO" with Cipher 4, you write "LIPPS."
    • Make sure you tell the person picking up the code the cipher number!

Method 3
Observing and Blending In

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    Spy from afar with binoculars. You don't want to get too close to the person you're spying on, so a small pair of binoculars is key to observing them from far away. You don't need a heavy, fancy pair that will weigh down your bag and be super obvious. Find a a small, plastic pair at a dollar store or camping store.
    • Try to find binoculars in a neutral color, like army green, that won't call attention to what you're doing.
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    Record events or the identities of suspicious people with a camera. If you have a camera on your phone, then you're already set. Otherwise, buy a disposable camera so you can catch events as they unfold. You'll have proof of suspicious activities once you get the film developed.
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    Watch your back with spy sunglasses. These glasses have mirrors on the inside of the lenses, so you can see what's going on over your shoulder without anyone knowing. Find a pair of dark sunglasses with large, flat frames and a sheet of plastic mirror paper.[3]
    • Cut out two pieces from the mirror paper and trim them to fit inside your lenses. They should cover about 1/3 of the lens on the side furthest from your nose.[4]
    • Tape the trimmed mirror paper to your frames or have a parent attach them with a hot glue gun.[5]
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    Listen through walls using a spy stethoscope. You can use a doctor's stethoscope to listen through walls or closed doors. Or, if you have an mp3 player, you can modify it to actually record conversations with your spy stethoscope.
    • If you don't have a stethoscope, grab a glass and place the rim against the wall. Don't hold the glass flat--tilt it slightly so the sound will echo out for you to hear.
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    Bring some basic disguises so you can pursue your target and collect clues. There are times when a spy must take on another persona, and having a few disguises as your disposal will help you change your identity quickly. Pack hairbands to pull your hair back, and a beanie or a hat under which you can tuck your ponytail. This can hide your hair color and can also help if you need to go undercover as a boy.
    • Find a pair of glasses, which may be enough to change your look and throw someone off the trail.
    • Try some fake, stick-on mustaches when your hair is tucked up to really change your look.
    • Bring a brown or black eyeliner pencil so you can quickly add freckles, moles, or wrinkles to your face.

Method 4
Gathering Evidence and Clues

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    Put together a fingerprinting kit. You'll need a small container of flour; a soft, fat makeup brush (like a blush brush), and clear tape to lift the prints. When you're ready to dust for prints, sprinkle a tiny bit of flour on the object.[6]
    • Use your brush to gently sweep away the extra powder. The fingerprint should appear clearly. Don't brush too hard or you can smear the print.
    • Use a strip of clear tape to lift the fingerprint. Tape it to a piece of black paper and bring it back to headquarters for analysis.
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    Pack rubber gloves, tweezers, and small containers to collect clues. The gloves will ensure you leave no trace behind as you gather clues or steal important evidence. Use the tweezers to lift clues and store them in the containers.
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    Examine things closely with a magnifying glass. You may find a tiny clue--a colored thread, a suspicious substance, or something else that requires close examination. Your magnifying glass will help you see things that others might miss.


  • Add more things if you'd like to.


  • Do not put fragile things in or they might break.

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