This is such an easy and cheap kids craft idea! You probably already have everything you need to make DIY “I Spy” Sheets. My boys and I had a great time making these and they love looking at them because we used pictures of things that interest them. We made a “difficult” version of the I Spy sheet for my 8-year-old and an “easy” version for my younger kids to use.
We have plans to make some holiday-themed I Spy sheets for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The homemade I Spy activity sheets are fun travel activities for the car and boredom busters for restaurants and doctor’s offices. Laminating or covering them with clear contact paper helps them last a long time.
- Old magazines
- Glue Sticks
- Laminator or Clear Contact Paper
1. Cut out magazine pictures (small sizes work best so you can really get a lot of pictures on your I Spy sheet).
2. Use the glue stick to glue the pictures to a piece of paper. On a separate sheet of paper, make a list of all the items’ pictures you are gluing onto your I Spy sheet. (The list is important so kids will know what items to look for on the I Spy sheet.)
3. Once you have completely filled the front side of the paper with pictures, attach the list of items to the back. Be sure the list faces OUT because you will be laminating the papers together.
4. Laminate your I Spy Sheet. *Or cover with clear contact paper cut to fit your I Spy Sheet.
- Tip #1: Use patterned scrapbook paper as the background for your I Spy Sheet.
- Tip #2: Recycle children’s magazines for this craft because they have pictures kids enjoy.
What kinds of I Spy sheets do you want to make? Do you have any suggestions on how to make this craft even better? Please share your ideas in the comments section.