How to Make Your Own Fingerprint Kit

By Katherine Harder
Create your own fingerprint kit to use for amateur sleuthing.

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No two people have the same set of fingerprints, which is why detectives collect fingerprints at crime scenes to use as identification tools. A clear set of fingerprints easily ties criminals to their unlawful activities. If you consider yourself an amateur sleuth or an aspiring crime scene investigator, you can add fingerprint detection to your list of amateur investigation skills. Regularly practice with your homemade fingerprint kit to hone your amateur crime scene investigation skills.

Place your measuring spoon, powder brush and roll of tape inside your smaller case and close the case.

Place the pencil case into the larger pencil box.

Arrange your powder containers next to the pencil case.

Cut each sheet of black construction paper into 12 equally sized pieces. Repeat the process with your white paper.

Place these sheets inside your sandwich bag.

Put your paper filled bag into the fingerprint kit to complete the kit. You're now ready to detect and lift fingerprints.

About the Author

Katherine Harder kicked off her writing career in 1999 in the San Antonio magazine "Xeriscapes." She's since worked many freelance gigs. Harder also ghostwrites for blogs and websites. She is the proud owner of a (surprisingly useful) Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas State University.

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