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Project Mc2 Ultimate Spy Bag

My girls love anything to do with spies and secret missions.  I’ve overheard a few missions of theirs in the past which sounded quite fun.  They also love doing interesting science related experiments at home so when the opportunity arose to review a Project Mc2 Ultimate Spy Bag naturally I had to offer our services.

It wasn’t just the girls that wanted this, both myself and Mr Squishy the chocolate monster wanted to have a go too!

Project Mc2 Ultimate Spy Bag

The Project Mc2 Ultimate Spy Bag is part of a collection of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) focused toys that are designed to not only show children how fun and cool being smart is but also to encourage children to develop an interest in these areas.

I have introduced my children to these types of products in the past and they loved them.  I think it is important to try and make learning as fun as possible for children as not only does it encourage them to learn but also improves the retention of information as they will link it with a fun or amusing memory.  So few girls go into careers involving science, technology, engineering or mathematics.  It really is time we rethink some of the toys available for children to help encourage and instil an understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of these from a young age.  This is exactly where toys like the Mc2 range come in as they inspire children and create a curiosity in these areas.

The Project Mc2 Ultimate Spy Bag is a hard plastic bag that looks like a super cute pink handbag.  It is easy to carry around and is full of all sorts of secret spy items cleverly disguised as make up / cosmetic items.  Girls love make up and they love to pretend to be secret agents so this is the perfect combination.

What’s in the bag?

There are a range of items within the bag including 2 beakers and 2 test tubes with lids for super fun experiments and distraction bombs so you can make a quick getaway.  There is also a forensic finger print kit with specimen cards, powder (doubles up as a blusher), perfume atomiser, nail polish that’s really a torch, a lipstick which is actually a secret message launcher (shhhhh don’t tell anyone), a magnifying glass disguised as a compact with powder puff and not forgetting an experiment booklet.

As you can see the girls had a fantastic time with their secret message launcher.  They even challenged each other to see who could get it to fly the furthest.

How to use the Finger Print Kit

The finger print kit is really easy to use.  Simply dab some of the powder / blusher with the powder puff onto the finger print.  Use the atomiser to blow away excess powder and then lift the print with a piece of tape.  Place this on the black part of one of the 4 specimen cards and then for a closer look using the magnifying glass on the compact.  Of course when you are not using the compact for super spy missions you can always use it to apply blusher!

Need a light to solve a problem?

Not to worry there’s one hidden in the nail varnish bottle.  It comes in handy when you are investigating in the dark.

The items all have their own places within the bag where they clip in securely.

The bag is easy to open once the kids get the hang of it.  They can be left to their own devices playing with this for hours and being quite content.  You will also find instructions on how to make Adrienne’s CO2 distraction bomb within the booklet provided.  You should have seen the faces on my girls when we did that for the first time – oh wait you can here:


As you can imagine it was so much fun I have now been tasked with getting in different food colouring tubes and more glitter.  You can never have enough glitter I have been informed.

The Project Mc2 Ultimate Spy Bag is available from all good toy retailers including Toys R Us and Smyths.

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This Post Has 38 Comments

  1. This looks awesome, i would have loved this when i was a kid

    1. I would have too it’s brilliant!

  2. This is so cool! I love products that encourage children to think and play at the same time x

    1. I think more parents are looking for toys like these that have an educational aspect.

  3. I’ve got to be honest, I’m kind of gutted I’m not a kid and able to play with this! It looks incredible! Great for encouraging STEAM activities too!

    1. It sure is. I’m lucky as I get to play with these with the children 😉

  4. Wow I love that educational toys are more in now as it combines fun and learning, this looks really cool x

    1. It really is good. Kids are under so much pressure to learn so many things these days.

  5. Wow, I’m half tempted to buy this… “For my daughter”, of course 😛

    1. Of course Gareth. I hope “your daughter” has fun with the bag.

  6. My nanny children would love this! Their birthday is in a few months too so this could be an idea

    1. I bet they would it is great for creative play.

  7. I love this so much! So much fun and great learning tools! I need to grab one for my little friend!

    1. They are sure to love it. Maybe they will let you play too x

  8. Hm… what a lovely set for young girls. I like the interactive play 🙂

    1. It is great for going on missions.

  9. How exciting – I would have loved this when I was younger, so I am sure kids will love this now…and they look like they did 🙂 x

    1. The girls really loved this, they want to keep doing the experiment lol.

  10. It looks like lots of fun, and the smiles say it does to, they look like they really enjoyed reviewing this one xxx

    1. They sure did it was great fun! We loved the science part too.

  11. I love S.T.E.A.M based toys for children and this sounds fabulous. I love the design of the bag and the contents are bound to get any girl excited, all whilst learning! Bonus!!

    1. It does look great. They have thought the contents through well.

  12. Such a cool thing for girls to play with! I always loved doing science experiments at home!

    1. It is fun. I need to try and do more with my little ones.

  13. Really cool products, It looks like they had fun trying them out too x

    1. They sure did it was great fun!

  14. I would have absolutely loved something like this as a kid! Actually is it too late for me to get one now?! great post! 🙂 xx

    1. It’s never to late to indulge your inner child, go for it!

  15. Aww this is so cute. I also had a similar kit growing up. But this is more nicer than mine . Fun and learning at the same time

    1. It is great that fun and learning can be combined.

  16. I love the look of the ultimate spy bag, I definitely need one. I would use the light the whole time as I am always looking for something! 🙂

    1. Lol, I am sure that you would find it super useful.

  17. I’d have loved something like this when I was a kid! x

    1. It is really good fun!

  18. mc2 are such an amazingly fun and educational products. I have just watched the music maker on YouTube, the distraction bomb and now this! wow.. I do believe I need to go and look at the toy store for my 8 year old great niece.

    1. She will love their toys they are great fun. I love the educational slant.

  19. This is so cool! I would have loved this when I was a kid.

    1. It sure is. Kids love pretending to be spy’s and I think it’s great to encourage imaginative play.

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