Invented in 1816-17 by Scottish physicist David Brewster, the first kaleidoscopes were a rage in London, not just with children but also with adults. It was a simple yet effective way to see wondrous works of art, and these picture tubes further fueled creativity.
A kaleidoscope is a picture tube that uses mirrors and objects to create a visual spectacle. A kaleidoscope hasn’t changed much over the years and you would still find Kaleidoscope toys similar to the one that you had as a kid.
You can buy toy Kaleidoscopes for kids to encourage interest in art, light and color. These toys have a mesmerizing effect on children as they see the spinning, swirling colors and shapes using the light filters.
Besides mesmerizing the kids, kaleidoscopes also teach about scientific principles such as reflection of light.
These toys are recommended for ages 3+ years.
Schylling Classic Tin Kaleidoscope
Just take a peek, rotate the end and get prepare to be dazzled by the visual symphony consisting of different patterns of colors and shapes.
Peek through the eyepiece and hold the kaleidoscope up to the light to enjoy the visual spectacle. Each turn creates a magical, intricate and iridescent mosaic that will dazzle and delight. See PRICE on Amazon
Kidzlabs Kaleidoscope Making Kit
Here’s a kit that lets kids make their own Kaleidoscope and is agreat way to learn more about the world of science.
The kit includes different styles, including holographic, glow, snow, and color. All the instructions and all the materials that you need build a customized kaleidoscope is included in the box. All the parts are sage for kids to use.
This kit is recommended for 8 years and up. See PRICE on Amazon