This handmade, or rather hand assembled gift was my favorite. For my niece, the one who loves handmade, and her little brother we put together a spy kit.
The kids and I had so much fun finding trench coats,
hats and sunglasses at thrift stores, and Pop pop's closet. Then, while taking the youngest
on an emergency potty stop at the back of one of the stores, we happened
upon the most perfect old suitcase. It even had a secret compartment!
It wasn't priced and the nice lady working in the store gave it to us for
under $3.00. A steal, and perfect for all the gear. We hid our own secret
missions in that compartment along with some purchased spy gear from
I made a couple of felt mustaches and we printed some badges from the
FBI's website for kids, added the directions and parts needed to make their
very own periscope and, finished it off with a book full of fun
ideas for kids wanting to be experts in the spy business.
I've heard that the spy games are a new favorite at my sister's house and rumor has it, the secret agents have even started recruiting the youngest members of the family.