Kaleidoscope – One of my Childhood favourite toys. There are so many days, I have teamed up with my friends to make a perfect (!?) Kaleidoscope but then ended up in a terribly looking tube with loads of treasures (!!!!????.. Well, you know what they are!).
Those good old golden days always bring a smile when I recollect them. However, I did feel frustrated and ashamed one day when I have received an E-Mail from asking, if I would be interested in reviewing their Wild Science Kaleidoscope studio with DD1. Oh dear! Why it didn’t strike me so many years that, I could share those treasured moments with DDs and try to bring them back!?. Thinking so, It took no time for me to respond saying I have a great interest to review the Kaleidoscope Studio.
To make a perfect Kaleidoscope, you need super duper optical mirrors (Maybe, that’s what we missed in our childhood days, we fancied those broken glasses though 🙂 ). The Kaleidoscope Studio kit includes everything you need to make an amazing Kaleidoscope.
What’s in the Kit:
- 3 Rectangular Mirrors
- EVA Foam Sticks with cut out shapes
- Sticker – to decorate the outside part of your Kaleidoscope.
- Jewel collection.
- Jewel tube
- Transparent jar
- Full coloured instruction leaflet – Mummy’s favourite.
The step by step instruction leaflet clearly and percisely explains all the steps you need to make a perfect Kaleidoscope. Infact while I was finding it hard to find the perfect side of the mirror, DD1 found it super cool and easy and instructed me. I think I enjoyed making the Kaleidoscope than her :). And here is our finished Kaleidoscope.
- Getting the third mirror into the slot (in cut (foam) shapes) was quite difficult for DD1. I saw her sturggling and although the edges of the mirrors are not that sharp to hurt her, I went to the rescue and was happy to give a hand.
- Getting the lens into the slot was although gets easier by practise, the first time was quite hard and I had to help and teach her a bit.
Other than these two steps, everything was very simple and easy and the Kaleidoscope was finished within an hour. Well, An hour well spent and finally after quite a long time, a Mummy’s wish came true :). We used the Jewel collections and few more crystals we had at home to try out. Here are some of our lovely views… (although I couldn’t get a perfect click on the camera – Need to practise more… or is it time to upgrade my Panasonic G10!?
Kaleidoscope studio is available to buy from interplay at an average price of £12.99. I honestly thought it could have been around £9.99 which I feel could be the best price to buy. You might be able to grab some deal towards christmas and it would make a Perfect Christmas present. Why not try looking at the colourful Christmas decorations through the kaleidoscope and have fun!?
Disclaimer: I was sent this product free of charge in return for our honest thoughts towards the product. All the opinions shared here are my own.