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DIY Kaleidoscopes - 12 pcs.

Discover how ordinary beads and cardboard tubes become beautiful reflecting prism patterns with these 4 3/4" kaleidoscope kits! A fun DIY project for ...read more

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Product Details

Discover how ordinary beads and cardboard tubes become beautiful reflecting prism patterns with these 4 3/4" kaleidoscope kits! A fun DIY project for everything from VBS to science class. We recommend using crayons, colored pencils, washable markers, permanent markers, tempera or acrylic paint, sold separately online. Use your own glue to attach the end piece with beads to the tube.

Item Number:

57/6109

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD

Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Product Specs

  • Unit of Measure: Per Dozen
  • Material:
  • Material: Paper
  • Age Recommendation:
  • Age Recommendation: 5 & up

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from great activity, here are some ideas on using it I was so excited to find these kaleidoscopes - both an art project and an optics activity! Some additional thoughts: These are smaller than they looked in the picture, but a great size for late preschool-elementary school kids to hold and use. Younger kids may require some significant adult assistance to assemble them, but they're not too complicated. We used only some of the plastic shapes, so that they could move around as you turn the kaleidoscope, creating new shapes and views. Something to try!
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fun to design and use great DIY , fun to design.
Date published: 2014-08-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great Idea TERRIBLE product We were so excited to have these aircraft at my son's birthday party. What a fun idea and the kids all love the idea of making their own kaleidoscope. Do you were terribly constructed they didn't fit together at all and fell apart immediately even with an adult doing it. Glue would have made them together but they would have return to function as a kaleidoscope. I enjoy buying things from Oriental Trading and usually I get what I expect for the price but this one was absolutely terrible and I'm very disappointed!
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Shoddily made I thought these would be a replacement for another project I used to do, however the reflective insert is too small for the tube. This means the mirror just rolls around in there, they may as well sell them as maracas, not kaleidoscopes. The plastic lens for the bottom is also too small, and could result in the plastic contents pouring themselves into some poor child's eye. Do not buy this product unless you're looking for a weird sound stick.
Date published: 2015-12-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cheap Didn't realize when ordering that the children have to roll paper and put the plastic pieces together. Most broke or had to be taped/glued together.
Date published: 2015-10-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not kaleidoscopes I like kaleidoscopes so I thought this would be a fun thing to do. If you buy them as a thing for your kid to decorate, then I'm sure they're fine (but then there are more fun things to buy huh). The thing is, they do not work as kaleidoscops. When you look at them they're like small mirrors reflecting some beads. That's it. I would gladly pay more and have an actual kaleidoscope, My husband assembled them and it was very difficult for him to get the 'mirror' pieces to stay together. Wouldn't have been possible for our 5 year old
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Serviceable The kits are small but have all the components. The cardboard is a little flimsy. I had to laminate them for classroom use.
Date published: 2013-10-05
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Questions & Answers

What's included?

What exactly is included in this item? Are the mirrors included? How long will the shipping take to Cupertino, California?
Asked by: Dilip
The "mirrors" (shiney paper) are included.We were so excited to have these aircraft at my son's birthday party. What a fun idea and the kids all love the idea of making their own kaleidoscope. Do you were terribly constructed they didn't fit together at all and fell apart immediately even with an adult doing it. Glue would have made them together but they would have return to function as a kaleidoscope. I enjoy buying things from Oriental Trading and usually I get what I expect for the price but this one was absolutely terrible and I'm very disappointed!
Answered by: BoyMom6031
Date published: 2017-02-04
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