Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Day 5.154: Spies like them

At Exile #4's party, she and her friends became 'spies' and followed an elaborate trail of clues to fill their party bags (black with black lettering) with spy-themed prizes and collect jigsaw pieces for the final clue.

It started with invisible ink:


After various experiments, we found that half and half baking soda and water, allowed to dry and brushed off, followed by painted on orange juice was the best recipe for invisible ink (in terms of invisibility before and visibility after revealing).

There were some riddles:


And word puzzles:


And finally, the jigsaw, with another puzzle to solve once it was complete.


They also had a good amount of crazy running-about time.  They seem to really need to let off steam after they get out of school (especially at this time of year) and of course, there was food and cupcakes.  I think they all had a good time.

Afterwards, Exile #4 opened her friends' presents,


some of which were very popular with her and her siblings!

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