5 years in the making…



Look through a kaleidoscope and what do you see? An explosion of fireworks. Flowers opening and closing in perpetual bloom. Swirling showers of multi-hued snowflakes. A beautiful interplay of color, light, and magic in motion.

Packed with history, science, and dozens of hands-on experiments and projects–many of which use recycled materials from around the house–this book is an adventure into the fascinating world of kaleidoscopes. Splinter a ray of white light into a spectrum of color. Learn why we see mirages. Flip yourself upside down using a magnifying glass (don’t worry, your feet won’t ever leave the ground!). Then, put together the master kaleidoscope from your kit or craft one of the whimsical recycled projects to turn your knowledge into action.