July 4th Kaleidoscope
The kaleidoscope dates back to 1816 when the first one was invented by David Brewster for scientific study. Today you don’t see them often except as toys for children or elaborate and costly versions for collectors. My inexpensive and super easy to make project is designed with a July 4th theme but it can be designed for any occasion with different colors. Make one for everyone to pass around and enjoy at your holiday celebration. Your friends will be oohing and aahing at more than the fireworks!
At Craft Store
- decorative paper - or print your own
- metallic card stock (optional)
- rhinestones, beads, shiny objects
- clear plastic craft container with screw on lid measuring 1 3/8”
- 1.5” mailing tube
- paper glue
- emery board
- painters tape
- foam pieces (I used makeup wedges)
- Darice Plastic mirror sheet 6" x 9"