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Kaleidoscope assembly explainer video. See how it works!

A kaleidoscope is an optics device that uses at least 3 mirrors tilted toward each other within a circle to see regular symmetrical patterns when viewed through it due to the repeated reflections. The ideal mirror type to use for this project is a glass first surface mirror or acrylic first surface mirror.

These optical grade mirrors have the reflective coating on the front side of the mirror. Which provides no ghosting effect like a standard mirror would in the same application.

Start from scratch with your kaleidoscope, or purchase a complete kit like the one below.

Amazon Kaleidoscope Kit

DIY Instructions for Kaleidoscope

  • 3 to 8 First Surface Mirrors
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Paper or Paint to Decorate
  • Empty Pringles Can
  • Clear Plastic Cling Wrap

Acrylic First Surface Mirror

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