Mystery Message Maker

Mystery Message Maker craft

It's no mystery why kids create secret messages! From travel games to spy stories, Mystery Message Maker can make your child a super sleuth.

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    Decide whether you want to use your Mystery Message Maker to tell fortunes, as a game, for secret messages, for a birthday card, or some other use! If you make several with friends, you can exchange your secret messages.

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    With Crayola® Scissors cut different colors of paper (fluorescent works well) into rectangles. Fold the strips in half.

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    Use Crayola gel markers to write messages inside the folded papers. Adults or older children can help young writers.

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    Arrange the folded papers on black construction paper in a design that fits your theme. Use a Crayola Glue Stick to glue down the back of the folded message strips.

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    Fold in two corners of each message strip and press firmly to create triangles. Have fun with friends unfolding each other's secret messages. September 15, Agatha Christie's birthday, is a great time to start sleuthing!