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Rainbow Peepholes

The special lenses separate light into the colors of the rainbow.


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Item #: WRPH-300

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Rainbow Peepholes

These colorful, paper-framed circles are carefully crafted to reveal hidden fun in the world around you. What type of fun? We're glad you asked! Rainbow Peepholes allow you to see secret rainbows that you normally can't see. The special lenses in the middle of the peepholes are designed to refract light creating hundreds of rainbows as you gaze through it.

Just like our Rainbow Glasses (WRBG-150), but more durable. Rainbow peepholes are great for younger kids, or students who are a little tough on classroom materials and are perfect for looking at holiday lights or fireworks! And who wants to enhoy the happiness and joy of rainbows by themselves? No one! That's why we include 30 colorful peepholes for you and an entire group of friends to go rainbow hunting together.

What's Included?
  • Set of 30 Rainbow Peepholes
How Does It Work?

Rainbow Peepholes have special lenses that bend and separate light into the colors of the spectrum. When you look through them, rainbows magically appear.

What Does It Teach?

Teach kids about the nature of light and color. Discover that light consists of "waves" that can be seen as color when bent or separated by a prism or these amazing rainbow lenses.

Customer Reviews

Works fine alone or on a tube Review by Julie

These are great, because the kids can just hold the peepholes and look through them, or it can become a craft project with the peepholes being attached to paper towel tubes. We used them both ways and either method was fine for presch00l-2nd grade. Some of the older kids liked the tubes and decorating the tape on the tube with rainbow stickers. (Posted on 3/13/14)

A little pricey since I needed so many for my students. Students love it! Review by Pam Saletan

Al in all the product was exactly what was described. My students love them, and they fit perfectly with the curriculum of light energy. I did feel that they were overpriced. I work in a Title 1 school, so resources are scarce, and my funds go only so far. I was glad I bought these though. (Posted on 3/11/14)

overpriced but cute Review by AC

these items were just too pricey for what they were. Yes they were as described, but twice as many for the price wouldhave been a lot more fair. (Posted on 3/7/14)

Great giveaways... Review by Marty

Every year we visit Disneyland for the Xmas holidays and I always have a pocketful of these Rainbow Peepholes for my 10yr old daughter to give away to some of the other visitors. It adds another dimension to all the Xmas lights around Disneyland. Plus, the kids love seeing the parade lights and fireworks through these peepholes. It's pretty cool...check it out during you next visit! (Posted on 12/26/13)

Wonderful rainbows! Review by Mrs. Lynch

My preK and K students love these! I use real prisms to demonstrate refraction and rainbows, but I love having these child-safe rainbow peepholes to share with my Math and Science Buddies. They are wowed with all the bright colors they see when looking at the lights in our classroom. Excellent product! (Posted on 5/8/13)

Rainbow peepholes Review by kathy m.

Those little things were the best science example of fractured light we have ever seen. Although the children had to be careful not to touch the lens they immediately broke into scientific comments as to why they were seeing rainbows. I would recommend this product for school-age children. (Posted on 3/21/13)

Rainbow Peepers Review by Jean E Shea

I've purchased this product three times. Needless to say, I'm very happy with them. I use them to teach about color, light, refraction with students in pre-school through grade 6! They're a big hit with parents too. The only problem is - the kids want them, and I can't say no! Which is why I just placed my third order!! (Posted on 2/15/13)

Okay Review by Lin Mohler

Ours were not as colorful as the ones in the picture, and they were quite small. When you looked through the center, the images were just a bit blurry around the edges with a bit of a "rainbow" effect. Disappointing. (Posted on 1/31/13)

Rainbow Peepholes Review by J Rothfuss

These simple little things are a blast. The students figured out that layering them produced even cooler results. They are pumped to use them at our "Bending Light" booth at Famly Science Night. (Posted on 12/31/12)

Rainbow Peepholes Review by Carmen Sanchez

I used the peepholes with my first graders with our basal reading selection Matias and the color of the sky. (Spanish title. I wanted them to play with them. They were instructed not to say anything until the whole class had their own peephole. It was fun to hear the excited remarks when they saw the "rainbow"! They had to draw what they saw in their science notebooks. They did a pretty good job. I also used Mouse Paint (from Boot Camp!!!!) and the color mixing activity. That's what the crystals were for... It takes a long time to do anything with these little ones, so... the color trays are not quite done. But it has been great Spangler fun!!!! (Posted on 11/19/12)

Totally FUN! Review by Cheryl Mosier

I use these every year with my 9th graders when we talk about Spectroscopy and they LOVE them. I've found them to be much more durable than the glasses - they last longer and are cheaper. I've had LOADS of students taking pictures with their phones and the peepholes - they thought the different light bulbs and gas tubes were AWESOME! (Posted on 9/30/12)

Amazing Review by Barb Field

I often do shows as "Prof. Womboggle", and I have brought the "donuts" with me in a real donut box. They are great to introduce my light and color experiments, and of course the kids love to take these "donuts" home with them. (Posted on 8/16/12)

Be careful Review by JR

The actual lens material is too delicate. It does work well, though. (Posted on 7/29/12)

They are just the cutest things EVER Review by Mark Derail

These beauties captured the imagination of young kids.

I had to wait for the excitement over the Windbags to die down first.

Used at a fundraiser event. (Posted on 6/14/12)

Pre-school Enrichment Teacher Review by Ellen

Watching preschoolers check out all of the light sources was amazing! One 4-year old asked me, "What would we see if you lit a candle?" So we tried it! (Posted on 6/5/12)

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  • Can I get just a few?
    We only sell peepholes in quantities of 30.