Introduction: Egg Shell Kaleidoscope

How to make a functional eggshell kaleidoscope.

Step 1:

Materials Needed:
egg
glue
surface mirror
PVC pipe
clear acrylic jewel holder
eyepiece lens
gold finding
gems

Step 2:

Cut a hole at the fat end of the egg to fit the size of your acrylic gem holder. Then cut off the bottom of the egg to fit the eye piece.
Cut the pipe to fit the length of the egg when it is attached to the gem holder.
Cut the mirrors to fit the length of the pipe.
Glue acrylic gem holder and PVC pipe together and glue finding and acrylic lens together.
Tape surface glass together in a triangle. Then insert them in the PVC pipe.

Step 3:

Glue the eye piece to the egg and decorate the shell to your style.
Put gems into the gem holder leaving enough space for them to tumble as you turn the kaleidoscope.
Insert the pipe assembly into the egg and glue in place.
ENJOY YOUR NEW KALEIDOSCOPE!

Comments

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Kozmicblues69 made it! (author)2014-04-19

How did u cut the egg without breaking it?

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harizard made it! (author)harizard2014-04-19

I use a high speed drill (paragraphics tool) but you can use a dremel.

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Kozmicblues69 made it! (author)Kozmicblues692014-04-20

Wow, I have to try this! It's difficult to believe that a dremel or similar tools don't break the egg's shell... by the way, awesome idea! I always wanted to do a kaleidoscope!

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idamag made it! (author)idamag2016-10-29

I seal the egg and put a coat of glaze on it. Then I use an ordinary dremel with the smallest cut off blade that I get at the Golden Egg of Idaho. You can look at their website. I have cut many chicken eggs this way.

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harizard made it! (author)harizard2014-04-20

The eggs that are posted are goose eggs and they are pretty strong. Any egg (duck, turkey) are great to used too. Just let me know if I can help you in any way.

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geneva laine made it! (author)2014-05-03

That's kalei-awesome!! I wish I had someone in my family as talented as you- these are so unique- great for gifts- for the loved ones that have "everything" ....

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harizard made it! (author)harizard2014-05-03

LOL ;-) You are so sweet!

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harizard made it! (author)2014-05-01

Thank you so much!

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WUVIE made it! (author)2014-05-01

These are simply too cool! Good luck in the contest!

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Danger is my middle name made it! (author)2014-04-21

These are so cool and I love the beading you did on the outside!

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harizard made it! (author)harizard2014-04-21

thank you!

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harizard made it! (author)2014-04-19

Thank you so much!

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awesomness2002 made it! (author)2014-04-19

Very cute idea

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