Build your own Kaleidoscope
The kaleidoscope was invented by Sir David Brewster in 1916. The name is based on three words from ancient Greek: 'Kalos' meaning beautiful, 'Eidos' meaning form and 'Scopos' meaning watcher. So a kaleidoscope is a 'beautiful form watcher'.
The kit comes in a smart cardboard presentation box, and consists of 1 x eye piece, 2 x cardboard tubes, 3 x mirrored strips, 5 part kaleidoscope chamber, 3 plastic lenses, plus a packet of plastic coloured 'gems', together with full assembly instructions.