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See the world in a whole new way! Our handmade kaleidoscope provides a dazzling experience combining science and artistry. It is fair-trade imported through a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a stable and gainful source of employment for underprivileged artisans in Bangladesh.
Invented in the early nineteenth century, kaleidoscopes contain pieces of glass that are reflected by mirrors set at different angles to create various symmetrical patterns when viewed through one end of the tube. The name kaleidoscope comes from Greek, meaning "beautiful form to see."
- Wood & mirrors
- 7.75" L x 1.6" dia. (19.6 cm x 3.8 cm)
- Fairly traded from Bangladesh
Warning: like all kaleidoscopes, the interior contains mirrors and should not be used by children under the age of 13.
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January 16, 2015 - My one complaint is that this has no moveable parts, so you have to turn the entire thing to use it, rather than simply turning an attachable piece at the far end. I believe this greatly affects the performance of the toy; especially for $20, I would expect better functionality.
December 26, 2014 - Bought this for a Christmas gift. Well made. Very sturdy. Colors were very pretty as well. Very happy with the product. Thank you so much!!!
August 29, 2014 - I bought both dots and tri-color. They were gifts for kids aged 9 & 14.years old. Both kaleidoscopes are well constructed, and well worth the price, as they were on sale. The recipients seem to enjoy them; a good gift choice.
August 26, 2014 - Really pretty and easier for my little niece to use than the ones where you twist the end. Very happy with them.
July 27, 2014 - Bought 4 to give to grandkids. I would recommend giving to the older kids and not under the age of 5. They absolutely loved them. The two younger ones hit theirs on the floor and all the little pcs came out. They were so sad. We think Daddy can fix them tho. But the kids carried them around the whole day and looked at them in all kinds of different lighting. Very nicely made.
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