This simple kaleidoscope is cheap and fun to make. Enjoy looking at the pretty patterns the colourful beads make as you turn the kaleidoscope.
: 45 minutes
: 5-10's, Over 10's
Shiny card prism
Prism in the tube
Two plastic discs cut from a clear food packaging tub
Clear plastic disc on the prism
Colourful beads on the plastic disc
Plastic disc stuck onto a circle of greasproof paper
Greaseproof paper cap taped to kaleidoscope to make an opaque end letting light in
Fun jelly bean pattern sticky back plastic on the outside of our kaleidoscope
Your kaleidoscope is ready! Peer through the eye piece and turn the kaleidoscope to see different patterns. You'll get the best images doing this somewhere light.
Trying out the kaleidoscope
#5 to 10s
#Sticky back plastic
View through the kaleidoscope
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