Beautiful kaleidoscope craft for kids makes upcycling fun

This year for my birthday, my sister surprised me with a wonderful handmade gift!  She is in a stained-glass class and she made me this beautiful kaleidoscope as my present.  These pictures do not do it justice.  Looking through the eye piece takes my breath away with the beauty presented.

So, since I know absolutely nothing about how to make a kaleidoscope, I looked it up and found this wonderful article to share with you here.  It looks pretty easy, so I will probably try this out sometime soon, but for now I am simply enjoying my birthday present!



Beautiful kaleidoscope craft for kids makes upcycling fun

Help kids repurpose a paper towel roll into a gorgeous kaleidoscope craft

Putting together a fun crafting day for kids can seem overwhelming, but it really doesn’t have to be — sometimes the simplest crafts are the most entertaining. Your kids will have blast making this beautiful kaleidoscope, and even more fun playing with it after.

The best part? It’s a fun way to teach your kids about repurposing and upcycling. It’s a win all the way around…(read the tutorial here)

Note:  If you read the comments to this article, you will see many who say this doesn’t work.  However, until you try it for yourself, you cannot know that.  I believe the use of aluminum foil may give a blurry image instead of a clear one, but I think it will work just fine for the kids to play with and enjoy.  The lesson here is not in the end result exactly, but in the reuse and recycle to have fun instead.  If you try this craft, please let me know how it turns out and leave me a picture in the comments.  I know I’d love to see your results and hear how your kids like these.

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