Ultimate Spy Games

My kids love playing spy around the house, so we decided to go full throttle with these four ultimate spy games.  From a lazer maze using streamers to a periscope made out of an aluminum foil box, you’ll be watching your back! 

Inkless Fingerprint “Spy ID” Card

Create a remarkably accurate fingerprint without all of the mess! Just scribble a dark patch of pencil on the paper.  Press down on this patch and then onto the sticky side of clear tape. Place this onto the ID card and your kids have unrestricted access. (On second thought…)

DIY Periscope

What kid doesn’t love spying on their parents?  These periscopes allow your little agents to see around corners and above ledges without getting caught.  To make ‘em, hot glue two mirrors inside the corners of an empty box, facing each other at the same 45 degree angle. Close the box and cut out holes where the mirrors face. (You may need to watch the video to nail this.) Make it pretty with silver duct tape and voila!! Please note you can’t see through walls… just around them. 😉

Laser Mazes

Every spy has their obstacles, so we created a laser maze using party streamers and painter’s tape. The goal is to navigate through this without pulling down the streamers and setting off the house alarm. 😉  Extra points for style!

Secret Code

Finally, at the end of the maze is a secret code to where the prize is stashed! (We loved these as kids.)  Create a key with different symbols for each letter the alphabet. Your kids will love filling in the blanks to decode and sound out the hidden message.



Elle Walker is a co-founder at What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (7, 4, 2). In her spare time, she loves testing out kids activities (often muttering, "Pinterest, you lie"), to find the best play that minimize set-up, reduce costs, and uses stuff up around the house.