How to Make a Nancy Drew Sleuth Kit

The following article was originally found on Wikihow, but that was several years ago (2010), and in the resurection of this blog, I have been unable to find it again to update the links.  Hopefully, it is still able to provide at least a bit of information that you may find helpful or creatively-inspiring.

How to Make a Nancy Drew Sleuth Kit

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Do you, or someone else you know, want to have a sleuth kit like in the movie “Nancy Drew”? Here are some steps on how to make something very similar to that.


  1. First, you need a messenger bag with quite a number of pockets. In the film, Nancy had a plaid messenger bag, but you don’t necessarily need it in that pattern.
  2. Get the things in the Things_You’ll_Need|Things You’ll Need]] section. Feel free to add extra things that you’ll need. If can’t find a rope or fingerprint kit, try to find alternatives that do the same job.
  3. Organize them by which item fits where.
  4. If you want try to find some simple mysteries to solve, just be sure to not break the law.


  • Don’t get frustrated if your kit doesn’t look like Nancy’s. Just have fun making your own.
  • Don’t choose something that is old-fashioned, or it will stand out.
  • Although it’s not in the things you need section, Nancy had a matching thermos to go with her bag.
  • You may not find an I-Pod voice recorder. In that case, a regular voice recorder is O.K.
  • You don’t have to include the lemon bar/blondie, but a better suggestion is some trail mix, or granola bars.Even better; try to get a brownie for fun.


  • Do not pry into innocent people’s business
  • Some people may think you are annoying if you try to act like Sherlock Holmes, or Nancy Drew.

Things You’ll Need

  • A messenger bag
  • Magnifying Glass
  • Fingerprint kit
  • I-pod voice recorder
  • Camera
  • Notebook
  • Pen
  • Rope
  • D-clips
  • A snack
  • A pencil
  • A compass
  • A flashlight

Related wikiHows

  • How to Be a Fan of Nancy Drew
  • How to Look Like Nancy Drew
  • How to Be a Detective Like Nancy Drew
  • How to Play Nancy Drew Games Effectively

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