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DIY Paper Towel Roll Kaleidoscope


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DIY Paper Towel Roll Kaleidoscope - finished kaleidoscopeDo you have an empty paper towel roll? Recycle the roll and turn it into this fun kaleidoscope toy for your kids, you can make 2 kaleidoscopes per roll!

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Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 2 Kaleidoscopes

Supplies:

  • paper towel roll
  • aluminum foil
  • scissors
  • tape
  • scrapbook paper
  • plastic paper
  • foil
  • scrap piece of cardboard
  • assorted beads
  • pen/pencil
DIY Paper Towel Roll Kaleidoscope - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Cut paper towel roll in half to make 2 kaleidoscopes. Option: If you don't want to make 2, you can make 1 and not cut the roll in half.
  2. DIY Paper Towel Roll Kaleidoscope - cut the tube in half
     
  3. To make your kaleidoscope look nice wrap with fun, colorful scrapbook paper. Cut paper 1/2" inch larger than the roll and secure with tape.
  4. DIY Paper Towel Roll Kaleidoscope - wrap the tube in scrapbook paper
     
    DIY Paper Towel Roll Kaleidoscope - secure with tape
     
  5. Using a piece of cardboard (I used waffle cone cardboard packaging) cut out 2 square shapes and then fold in thirds to create a triangle that will fit inside your paper towel roll.
  6. DIY Paper Towel Roll Kaleidoscope - wrapped roll laying on pasteboard box
     
    DIY Paper Towel Roll Kaleidoscope - cut two squares
     
    DIY Paper Towel Roll Kaleidoscope - fold in thirds
     
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  7. Wrap the cardboard piece with aluminum foil and tape to create triangle shape - the shiny side will be on the inside.
  8. DIY Paper Towel Roll Kaleidoscope - wrap the cardboard with foil
     
    DIY Paper Towel Roll Kaleidoscope - fold into a triangle
     
    DIY Paper Towel Roll Kaleidoscope - shiny side in
     
    DIY Paper Towel Roll Kaleidoscope - view of triangle from the end
     
  9. Insert foil wrapped triangle into roll and secure in place with tape.
  10. DIY Paper Towel Roll Kaleidoscope - slide the foil wrapped triangle into the tube, tape
     
  11. If you are making 2 kaleidoscopes, trace out 4 paper towel roll sized circles on the plastic sheet and cut out.
  12. DIY Paper Towel Roll Kaleidoscope - plastic sheet circle
     
  13. If you are making 2 kaleidoscopes, trace out 2 paper towel sized circles on the scrapbook paper and cut out the finder shape you want yours to be whether it be a circle (traditional), or I made hearts, up to you!
  14. DIY Paper Towel Roll Kaleidoscope - trace a circle on the scrapbook paper for each kaleidoscope and then cut out the finder area in the center, here a heart shape
     
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  15. Now place the plastic circle over the foil triangle. Add assorted beads.
  16. DIY Paper Towel Roll Kaleidoscope - place the plastic circle over the triangle and add assorted beads
     
    DIY Paper Towel Roll Kaleidoscope - two bead filled kaleidoscopes
     
    DIY Paper Towel Roll Kaleidoscope - closeup of one
     
  17. Once you have added your beads cover with the second plastic circle piece and secure down with tape.
  18. DIY Paper Towel Roll Kaleidoscope - cover with the other plastic circle and tape
     
  19. For the other side (viewer side), tape down the heart shaped circle cutout! Then your child has a new toy and it's ready to play with!
  20. DIY Paper Towel Roll Kaleidoscope - tape heart circe on the other end
     
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