I’m not sure if these can technically be called kaleidoscopes….BUT this tutorial encourages making simple open-ended DIY kaleidoscopes that your kids can use to look at a variety of objects and materials. It also includes some easy suggestions for "ends" including Perler bead discs and colorful paper.
Activities: Craft a Homemade Kaleidoscope...What a great idea...maybe for the last week of school. This would keep the students excited about creating a really neat project to take home! Probably a 3rd,4th, or 5th grade activity...All heavy duty "cutting" would most likely be done for the kids, due to the use of sharp blades...But, WHAT FUN!...They would love this!