How to use QR Codes for Fun and Adventure - dummies

How to use QR Codes for Fun and Adventure

By Joe Waters

You can also use QR Codes to make work more fun — and easier too. Or you can use QR Codes away from work to just have fun.

  • Make moving easier. Put QR Codes on moving boxes that link to a list of items in each box. Think about how much easier this would make retrieving boxes from storage and unpacking.

  • Add them to your invites. Give your party invite an interesting twist with a QR Code that provides guests a preview of the special evening you have planned.

  • Have a QR Code scavenger hunt. Spread QR Codes around your neighborhood or town giving clues of where to find the next clue and win the hunt.

  • Have a QR Code party. Invite a bunch of new friends over and let them make their own QR Codes that reveal something special about themselves.

  • Preserve holiday memories. Keep special memories on a holiday ornament adorned with a QR Code.


  • Find your pet. Thousands of pets go missing every day in this country. Increase the odds that you’ll find yours by adding a QR Code to its collar that links to your phone number, email or other contact information.

  • Keep track of plantings. Tag plants, shrubs, and trees with durable QR Codes that give you watering, disease, and care information. Open your garden to tours and let visitors leave their own reviews of their favorite blooms.

  • Track your family history. Add QR Codes to pictures, letters, and documents to enrich their meaning with audio interviews and remembrances, video, or pictures that tell a story.