Build your own Kaleidoscope

Build your own Kaleidoscope

A box full of tubes, mirrors, beads, lenses and instructions. It takes a short while to assemble a very satisfying kaleidoscope with a rotaing chamber. Various coloured beads are included, but the chamber can also be filled with buttons, petals or anything else to view different effects.

Size: 23 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm

Contents:

  • 1x Eye Piece
  • 2x Cardboard Tubes
  • 3x Mirrored Strips
  • 5 part kaleidoscopic chamber
  • 3 plastic lenses
  • pack of coloured gems
  • full assembly instructions

History

The kaleidoscope was invented by Sir David Brewster in 1916. The name is based on three Ancient Greek Words: ‘Kalos’ (beautiful), ‘Eidos’ (form) and ‘scopos’ (watcher). So a kaleidoscope is a ‘beautiful form watcher’.

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