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This kaleidoscope can be very basic or you can customize both its appearance and what you see through it. Total cost: around $15. Total time: about 15 minutes.

Step 1: Gather materials

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Gather materials. Here is a list of what you will need
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)

KashishM14 days ago
How can I get the kit to make this
jlee284 years ago
someone please answer my questions i got a project needa do keleidoscope
tap guy (author)  jlee282 years ago
jlee28, sorry for the late response. The complete kit is available at our website. Do a search on "Kaleidoscope" and you'll find it there.
jlee284 years ago
the clear tube 2" long by 1 1/2" inside diameter where to buy? i tried searching on tap plastics but cant find
jlee284 years ago
when will it come after i ordered the kit?
francism986 years ago
i think this is the make your own kaleidoscope kit i know it because my cousin has one and its the same.
sgsidekick6 years ago
Cute. Uh, was the toenail clippings comment just to make sure people actually read these?? ;-)