Kaleidoscopia/Book & Kit

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The art and science of kaleidoscope magic and another wonderful educational kit from Carolyn Bennett! A kaleidoscope artist since the 1970s, she was previously an art teacher, so she brings forth a lifetime of skills to this project. This is not your average toy! It will enthrall kids ages 9+ for quite some time, making it a wonderful gift for birthdays, the Holidays, etc.

This book and kit includes 16 fascinating science experiments, 11 variations on the master kaleidoscope that comes in the kit, and 17 projects to make out of recycled materials--from the Beam Me Up kaleidsocope (made from a flashlight!) to the Magic Wand Scope with a liquid view. In all, there are 136 full-color, activity-packed pages for mastering the kaleidoscope and understanding how it works.

The kit includes:

  • 3 high-quality, safe plastic mirrors
  • custom tube with object chamber, eyepiece, and end cap
  • colored cellophane
  • beads and gems
  • ping-pong ball

The kaleidoscopes to create include:

  • Txt Me Kaleidoscope
  • Scribble Scope
  • Ping-Pong Scope
  • Rocket Scope
  • Sideways Scope
  • Camera Capture
  • Crystal Vision Teleidoscope

Published by Workman Publishing in 2014, the entire shrinkwrapped set measures 9-1/8" tall x 9-3/8" wide x 2-1/8" deep.