Detective shows on TV can be quite fascinating for kids who are growing up; kids love to take on the role of sleuths and now they also have access to fingerprinting and forensic games.
Detective Science Fingerprinting Kits are especially helpful for such kids. It contains real powders that reveal latent fingerprints giving them the feel of a real detectives work. It also keeps them engrossed and interested for a while which is an added bonus.
A fingerprinting kit usually comes with all the tools to help a detective solve a case, such as a brush, powder, ink, ink pad, fingerprint stamps, templates, magnifying glass, gloves and other related items. This kits will help kids explore and reveal latent fingerprints like a true detective. Most of these kits are meant for kids aged around 8-10 years of age. You can have parties around the ‘detective’ theme and have kids explore and live their dream of being a detective.
Here are the top detective science fingerprinting kits for the curious kids, who love to take on the role of television investigators.
Thames & Kosmos Forensics Fingerprint Lab
Kids can feel like a real sleuth by using the black powder to collect fingerprints, lift them with clear stickers etc. Recommended for kids from 8 to 15 years of age, this kit has everything that a kid would need for fingerprint collection. It also teaches kids about every fingerprint being different and how to id them etc. Introduce it in a kids party and it is bound to be a hit among children.
Scientific Explorer Fingerprint Science Kit
This kit comes with an instruction manual and teaches kids to dust prints off door knobs, telephones, tables, glasses etc. It also includes 5 activities involving dusting and lifting prints, how to make them visible and how to store fingerprints etc. It is meant for kids over 8 years of age.
Tips: If You Order One of these Kits
- The powder dusting could be a bit messy
- Some powders and liquids could be dangerous if accidentally consumed by kids, so keep a watchful eye to see that children don’t put their fingers in their mouth or eyes etc while playing with the powder
- Some of the process might seem a bit complicated for a child
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