How to Make Spy Gadgets

Spy gadgets are extremely helpful in educating kids. Moreover, children have fun with spy gadgets, and the good news is that you can make these at your home.

You don’t need to buy expensive spy gadgets because, with the help of this article, we’ll be showing you exactly how to make spy gadgets which will be just as fun as they are educational for children. A lot of the things required are already available at everyone’s house so don’t worry about buying anything. Let’s get right into it!

Spy camera

A spy camera is probably the first thing that comes to mind when we think about spy gadgets. Spy cameras are one of the most commonly used devices for spying and making them at home is not really difficult. The things you will need are as follows: Battery, Cable and a mini camera.

The first thing you need to do is to find out where you want to place your spy camera. You can place the spy camera on a sofa, a table, potted plants, bookshelf, photo frame, or on the wall. Next, attach the mini camera with glue to the place you want it to be set, and connect the cable with the camera.

Finally, plug in the second end of the wire with an electric source, such as a small battery. You can use anything to conceal the spy cameras in your houses, such as a file folder, a book, or some flowers.

Corner spying mirror

With the help of a mirror, you can spy around the corners of the house without being seen. A corner spying periscope uses a small mirror and a shaft. Building a spying mirror is quite easy, as the mentioned components are the only things you would need to make a functioning corner spying mirror.

To begin, get a long sturdy shaft and fix a small mirror at the end of the stick. Set the mirror in such a position that it forms an angle of 45° with the holding point of the stick. By holding the stick at the end of a corner, you would be able to see on the other side of the corner easily.

Pen with invisible ink

Invisible ink can be used to send messages to someone privately, while no one else knows that the ink is transparent. All you need is a regular pen and invisible ink. Replace the regular ink with the invisible ink and write on paper.

When the UV light is shone on the invisible ink, it clearly shows what is written and helps unleash the hidden message. With invisible ink, you can give private instructions to kids when playing a game with them.

Spy glasses

Spy glasses are quite easy to make. When bought, they can be quite expensive, but you can easily make them at home. It doesn’t require a lot of components, just a pair of sunglasses and a tiny camera. A wireless camera would be the best for this purpose as the wiring can make it pretty obvious that you have a camera attached to your glasses.

You just need to attach the small wireless camera to the sunglasses, and you are good to go. Make sure that you hide your camera properly so it may not be seen by anyone. Spy glasses can be extremely fun for children to play with, and you can also monitor suspicious activity with homemade spy glasses.

Keyhole spy gadget

In order to make a keyhole spy gadget, cut a small but thick piece of black paper. Take a piece of clear marble and make sure that the black paper is equal to the circumference of the marble. Then, wrap the black paper properly all around the marble.

Doing this will create a cylinder, with the marble sticking out of either of the ends. You can stick this cylinder in keyholes around your house to look into a room. By looking through the end without the marble, you will see an upside side image. To spy around the house, you can squeeze the keyhole gadget in even smaller places to spy around the house.

Spying is a fun activity for kids but spying equipment can cost a lot. With the help of this article, you’ll be sure to become able to make a few spy gadgets for your kids with little to no cost.


Creativity, fun, and learning go hand in hand when learning how to make spy gadgets. This article will help you turn your ideas into reality. Talking about the different spy gadgets, you can try from the ones discussed above and then make one of your own and see if you are able to do it. If you like, do share it so all can benefit and learn the way you have done it.