Homemade Kaleidoscope

Homemade Kaleidoscope

A DIY experience that is beautiful and amazing, you'll be building your own kaleidoscope.

Kaleidoscopes are an incredible tool for witnessing the effects of refracting light, but putting your own kaleidoscope together can be a pain. We’ve simplified the process using our famous Rainbow Peepholes. Witness a literal rainbow of colors when you build your own kaleidoscope with the Homemade Kaleidoscope experiment.

Experiment Materials

  • Rainbow Peephole
  • Cardboard tube
  • Electrical tape (or similar)
  • Scissors
  • (Optional) Tin foil
  • Adult supervision

Experiment Videos


Homemade Kaleidoscope


Using scissors, cut a small piece of electrical tape.

Homemade Kaleidoscope


Use the strip of tape to attach the peephole to the end of the cardboard tube.

Homemade Kaleidoscope


Use the tape to cover the remainder of the cardboard tube, giving it that professional look and feel.

Homemade Kaleidoscope


Look through the tube, rotating it slowly!

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