When Sat Nov 17 10am — 12pm
Where Purple Classroom
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
What Come to class with your imagination, and leave with your own handmade kaleidoscope. And your imagination of course.
Host Tommy Thomas


  • Cost: $5.00
  • Restrictions:
    • Ages 13+

Cancellations for this event must be made before November 16, 2018 — 10:00am.

Registration for the event is closed.

About this Event

Kaleidoscopes can cost hundreds, even thousands of dollars (we’re not building one of those), or just a few bucks (that’s the kind we’ll build). In this class, each student will get a chance to build their own kaleidoscope using the components supplied for the glass. If you want to personalize your kaleidoscope, you can bring some of your own items to class. For example, the outside of the kaleidoscope is a cardboard tube that’ll we’ll cover in colored paper. You can draw on that paper, or if you want to bring your own covering - a page that is already done, pictures from a magazine - that’s cool too.

For the end piece, which is the container that the mirrors are aimed at to create the kaleidoscopic image, we’ll have stained glass, plastic, and whatnot you can use. Or, feel free to bring some of your own favorite objects from home to customize the image. Flat objects smaller than a dime, and objects smaller than an M&M will work best.

Some of the components used in class are common objects you have around the house, and others are components I’ll make beforehand using the laser cutter. At the end of class, if you want to take a copy of the files I used, you will have all you need to make more kaleidoscopes on your own. Either way, you will leave class with your own handmade kaleidoscope.