Using some basic materials you probably already have around the house or classroom, kids can make this fun kaleidoscopes craft! Just follow our simple instructions and your kid(s) will have a blast. This kaleidoscopes craft is a great addition to any color themed or science lesson plan.

What you'll need:

  • Cardboard paper towel roll
  • Clear packing tape (or small piece clear contact paper)
  • Brightly colored tissue paper
  • Construction paper
How to make your kaleidoscope craft:
  1. Cut paper towel tube to about � of the length. You will need both the larger and smaller sections.
  2. Brush smaller cut section of tube with glue and wrap in construction paper that's been cut to size and let dry.
  3. Cut different colors of tissue into fairly small pieces.
  4. Cut off a piece of packing tape about 5-6" long and arrange pieces of tissue on surface of tape, overlapping to create new colors. Cover most of surface but leave a few small spots uncovered.
  5. Fold tape in half so tissue is sealed between tape layers.
  6. Place end of tube over section of tissue filled tape, trace around and cut out circle.
  7. Tape tissue circle to the end of longer tube. Cover with construction paper, gluing or taping in place.
  8. Make a cut lengthwise through smaller tube, bend open and place around larger tube. You should now be able to twist the two tubes in opposite directions.
  9. Decorate as desired with stickers, glitter or markers. Hold toward light and twist to watch the colors move around.
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