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.
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.
With Crayola® Scissors cut different colors of paper (fluorescent works well) into rectangles. Fold the strips in half.
Use Crayola gel markers to write messages inside the folded papers. Adults or older children can help young writers.
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.
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!
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