Make a Kaleidoscope

Create a cool kaleidoscope of colour.

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1 Is This Activity For Me?

Tablet posing and thinking
Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 8 - 13

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

Child and mother stick figure standing

My parents need to be around.

We advise a grown-up is close by to supervise with the materials and tools for safe use. Use safety gear, such as safety goggles, gloves, and wear an old shirt for STEM/STEAM Activities

An open book

All reading levels are welcome.

2 More About my Activity

Would you like to experiment with light and geometric patterns? Let’s create a colourful kaleidoscope! Observe the effects of reflecting light and symmetrical designs in this nifty craft.

3 What Materials Do I Need?

Paper towel roll, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, a piece of clear plastic (from recycled packaging), cardboard, translucent beads, construction paper, marker, masking tape, scissors, ruler, glue. Optional: coloured cellophane

4 I learn useful skills too?

  • Creative thinking
  • Critical & reflective thinking

5 My Guide!

I’m a doodler, dreamer and maker. Some hobbies are drawing, graphic design & media arts. I’ve been an educator and home learning parent K-12 and love exploring creative pursuits through fun activities!

Fun fact: I have 2 tuxedo cats that love water!