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How to Make Your Own "Find It" Game

A large, transparent jar is the main component of a homemade

"Find It" is a simple game, requiring players to shake and twist a transparent tube filled with tiny stones, to find hidden objects. The hidden objects range from small action figures to nearly invisible paper clips, all of which are all listed on a separate paper, to help players track their progress. Making a "Find It" game of your own is a simple process; all you need is a large jam jar, small objects to hide and multiple colors of dyed rice.

Place 1 cup of white rice in a zipper storage bag, along with food coloring and 2 tsp. of rubbing alcohol. Shake the bag and leave the dyed rice to dry for at least six hours. Repeat the process until you have five different colors of rice.

Wash a large, transparent jar thoroughly to remove food odor. Glass jars are suitable for the task, but if you want children to play as well, transparent plastic jars are a safer option.

Place 15 objects of varying size in the jar. The largest object must not exceed 1 inch in length, while the smallest object can be as small as a penny or a pushpin.

Fill three-quarters of the jar with five different colors of rice. Close the jar's lid and shake the jar to mix objects with rice.

Make a list of all objects contained in the jar on several pieces of paper. Each player must have his own list, from which he can erase every article he has found.

Tip

When all players have found the hidden articles, you can open the jar, remove the original 15 objects and replace them with new ones. Every time you do this, you must also create a new list of objects for players.

About the Author

Tasos Vossos has been a professional journalist since 2008. He has previously worked as a staff writer for "Eleftheros Tipos," a leading newspaper of Greece, and is currently a London-based sports reporter for Perform Sports Media in the United Kingdom. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication and media from the University of Athens.