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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
- Paper or Paint to Decorate
- Empty Pringles Can
- Clear Plastic Cling Wrap
Acrylic First Surface Mirror