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In this instructable you'll see how easy it is to make a Kaleidoscope, using things you might find in a teachers closet.  It's supper easy and tons of fun.

Step 1: How to Make a Kaleidoscope Using What's in a Teachers Supply Closet

Step 1: Materials
  • Paper towel core
  • Manila Folder
  • transparecny sheet
  • exacto knife, or sissors
  • tape
  • pencil
  • hole punch
  • (Not Pictured) Sheet of silver paper, or mirror paper

Step 2: How to Make a Kaleidoscope Using What's in a Teachers Supply Closet

Step 2
  • Trace around the paper towel core
  • using the compass make another circle slightly bigger around eye piece
  • Draw a 3''x3'' square, and trace anouther circle inside this square
  • Take the compass and make a 5" circle
  • make a 4'' circle inside this one

Step 3: How to Make a Kaleidoscope Using What's in a Teachers Supply Closet

Step 3
  • You should have a 5'' ring
  • trace around the outside of this ring onto the transparency sheet

Step 4: How to Make a Kaleidoscope Using What's in a Teachers Supply Closet

Step 4:
  • Decorate Transparency using markers

Step 5: How to Make a Kaleidoscope Using What's in a Teachers Supply Closet

Step 5: Putting it all together
  • Tape eye piece unto end of tube
  • Tape art end piec onto the other end of tube (pic2)
  • tape transparence to ring (pic3)

Step 6: How to Make a Kaleidoscope Using What's in a Teachers Supply Closet

Step 6
  • Fold mirror or silver paper into a triangle
  • slide into tube

Step 7: How to Make a Kaleidoscope Using What's in a Teachers Supply Closet

Step 7
  • Use brass tack to connect art end to transparency

Now spin the window and enjoy.

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