Mysterious happenings...a case to be solved...searching for clues. It sounds like a fun way to enjoy the summer, or at least part of it. So when Jaelyn was invited to a birthday party and she was flipping through our issues of Alphabet Glue, she was taken with the idea of making a detective kit for her friend.
The detective kit we made contained secret code cards, an envelope of cut-out letters for writing anonymous notes, a detective notebook, and a magnifying glass. I sewed up a little bag (from Green Crafts for Children) to put all the detective tools in, then Jaelyn wrote a note with birthday wishes with invisible ink (lemon juice). We also found a copy of the first Nancy Drew book, The Secret of the Old Clock, for some nice family reading, and to help if her friend was having difficulty coming up with inspiration for a mystery to solve.