This fun and easy project offers an exciting and reflective perspective on life! A kaleidoscope is an optical device with at least two reflecting surfaces tilted toward one another at an angle. Looking through a kaleidoscope, one sees a geometrically symmetrical pattern that's created from the repeated reflection of the mirrored surfaces. Check out this videos to see how to make your own!

In a kaleidoscope objects that are placed between three mirrors inclined at 60° are reflected and seen as a hexagonally symmetrical pattern.


  • White and black thick paper

  • Empty paper towel rolls

  • Aluminum foil

  • Colored paper

  • Transparent plastic cover

  • Tracing paper

  • Adhesive tape

  • Small items like seeds, leaves, scraps of paper, or sequins

  • Glue

  • Scissors