Make a Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope coloursTo explore the vibrant and confident use of colour in an exhibition of new works by well loved Swansea based artist Glenys Cour, we held a Kaleidoscope making workshop during the Christmas holidays in 2012!

By making a simple prism the paintings were transformed into changing and mesmerising geometric patterns!

What you need:

  • 2 different sizes of Cardboard tube which fit inside each other
  • Plastic mirror
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Clear Sticky tape
  • Plastic lenses or Petri dish
  • Beads& sequins
  1. Measure and score lines on the back of the plastic mirror which will allow a prism to fit within the smaller tube.
  2. Fold the plastic mirror into a prism which will fit inside the smaller a tube and stick with tape.
  3. Put beads and sequins into the Petri dish or plastic lenses and seal with clear sticky tape.
  4. Stick the lens filled with beads to the larger tube and fit the larger tube onto the end of the smaller tube.
  5. Decorate!
  6. Use your kaleidoscope to marvel at the world around you!

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