Since we were stuck indoors, I decided to make use of all of those empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls I have lying around. A couple of months ago I decided that it was just silly to throw those away as there had to be like a hundred different things I could do with those with Emily. They could be a totem pole, a snowman, a kaleidoscope, binoculars, a snake, cut up for a necklace or practice with lacing, the list goes on and on. We decided to try a kaleidoscope and even though I did the putting together, she had fun decorating the construction paper that went on the outside. I should have added a lot more beads to the end but it turned out pretty good and Emily like it.
I used a piece of cardboard (you could use stiff cardstock) and wrapped it in aluminum foil. Fold it to make a triangle and insert that into the paper towel roll. Trace the end of the paper towel roll on another piece of cardboard and cut that out as well as a small hole in the middle to peer through. You could use a hole punch if using cardstock.
I wrapped cling wrap around the bottom and taped it and then put beads and sequins and taped another layer of cling wrap on top of that.
The finished product!