Private Eye

Clue in to our crime scene investigation exploration! Learn how forensic scientists use science to solve crimes and dive in to experiments on fingerprints, blood, and more!

Activity Outline: 

  • Forensic Science 
  • Fingerprint Analysis
  • Handwriting Analysis 


  • Black ink or permanent marker 
  • White or light colored balloon
  •  Powder graphite or cornstarch 
  • A paintbrush or makeup brush 
  • Can or glass cup 
  • Packing tape 
  • Paint 
  • Gum or clay 
  • Fake blood: 1/2 cup water, 1 cup flour, red food coloring 
  • Syringe or turkey baster 
  • Ziploc bag 
  • Wooden skewers or toothpicks
  •  Sponge 
  • Hammer 
  • Paper and a pencil