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Back in December of 2000, the last month these pages were up (as kaleidoscopeheaven.org), we had a page telling how to make a kaleidoscope using a Pringles potato chip can. Just for the fun of it, that is what this main How to Make a Kaleidoscope page will show, but we won't stop there! The links above, as we add and modify the contents, will take you further in your adventures, knowledge, and skills of kaleidoscope making. Keep coming back for more and more!


Making a kaleidoscope
by Bethany Croasmun

How they work:
The mirrors inside the kaleidoscope reflect what you have at the end of it, creating an image. When you change or move the end pieces, the image changes.
Materials and tools: Pringle can with lid, Scissors, Measuring tape, Plexiglass, Glue, Mirrors - 1/8 inch thick, Mirror cutting tools (glass cutter), Masking tape, "Popcorn" foam (packing material), Depending of type of scope to be made: two wheels, a wand, bead, paper clips, etc....
How you make it:



If you have or know of an item used regularly for kaleidoscopes, and where they can be obtained, please let me know and I will add it as soon as I can. Please email me at bdbensley@eiu.edu


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