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DIY Kaleidoscopes for Kids

Make a fun and colorful DIY toy. Making your own kaleidoscope is a great arts and crafts activity for your kids on a rainy winter day.


What you’ll need:

  • Paper towel roll

  • Markers, crayons, paint, washi tape, etc (for decorating)

  • Hot glue

  • Scissors

  • Clear plastic

  • Reflective paper

  • Colorful beads


Easy Steps:

  • Let your little ones decorate their paper towel roll

  • Cut the clear plastic into two circles. Cut one a little smaller than the tube (to fit inside) and the other a little larger than the tube (to cover the opening)

  • Using hot glue, adhere the smaller circle ¼ way into the tube

  • Fill with colorful beads

  • Glue the bigger plastic circle on top of the opening in order to seal the beads into the tube

  • Cut the reflective paper to measure as long as the rest of the tube (from the beads down)

  • Fold the reflective paper into a triangle (see image) and tape together to hold the shape

  • Insert into the tube

Let your little ones see the world in a new way!




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