P.A.W. Club member Dennis Egan gave a great demo on making Kaleidoscope at our last club meeting. Below are some of the items that he used in making the kaleidoscope.
Dennis got his plans from Jim Duxbury www.dusterity.com. He is in Graham NC. He has a DVD that shows how to make a kaleidoscope based on a design he modified. Dennis modified his design by making the “object box” removable so you can change the contents. If this is your first attempt at making a kaleidoscope, Jim’s plans and DVD are well worth the investment of $39.99 including shipping.
Dennis would also recommend one the classes in Jerome the second week in October. The schedule is available from Nellie Bly in Jerome. Their Website is www.nellieblyscopes.com/. The classes range from beginner to more advanced.
Some of the other Websites that are useful are Kaleidoscopes to You www.kaleidoscopestoyou.com sells mirrors designed to be used in kaleidoscopes. The reflective surface is on the front. They come in two sizes 11″ x 13″ or 13″ x 22″. They are good quality and come packed very well so there is no chance of breakage.