Step 1: Gather materials
1-clear acrylic tube 10" long with a 1 1/4" inside diameter
3- mirror pieces 10" X 15/16". Plastic is best for safety and it can be sanded for perfect fit.
1-1 1/4" diameter clear disk
1-1 1/2" diameter cabochon
1-small tube of clear glue
I got these pieces at TAP Plastics tapplastics.com. You can also buy the kit TAP put together.
Optional stuff to add style:
1-piece of sparkle paper, or other material to wrap around the kaleidoscope
1-clear tube 2" long by 1 1/2" inside diameter
1-1 3/4" diameter clear circle
Small colorful parts (Step 7)
Step 2: Assemble the mirrors
Step 3: Glue the parts
Step 4: Glue the cabochon
Now you can do some great optional stuff to make the kaleidoscope look good from the outside and also create unbelievable images looking through it. Step 5 will show you how.