A Paper Plate and Cup Kaleidoscope Simple Craft for Kids

A Paper Plate and Cup Kaleidoscope Simple Craft for Kids - A fun and simple craft for in preschool or any age! KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

This is such a fun craft. The kids love walking around with their new Kaleidoscopes. I love how simple it was to make! Come on in and I’ll show you how:

A Paper Plate and Cup Kaleidoscope Simple Craft for Kids - A fun and simple craft for in preschool or any age! KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

 

Here’s what you’ll need for your Paper Plate and Cup Kaleidoscope Craft:

  • A small paper plate
  • A Paper cup
  • Optional – stickers for decoration
  • Various Colorful Cellophane Treat bags –  cut into squares about 3×3 inches – find these in a birthday or celebration aisle of a department store
  • Optional – shiny gems or crystals, plus 1 piece of clear plastic to place over them 
  • Scissors 
  • Glue – Glue Sticks or Fabri-tac would work best here, or a warm glue gun

Now:

  • A Paper Plate and Cup Kaleidoscope Simple Craft for Kids - A fun and simple craft for in preschool or any age! KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com
  • In the center of the plate, trace around the paper cup
  • Cut the circle out of the center of the plate
  • Glue the colored plastic square pieces over the cut out circle –  overlapping the colors in the middle of the circle *If you want to add crystals or gems, then add them to the top of the colorful plastic pieces. Glue another piece of clear plastic over the gems to contain them
  • Put some glue onto the rim of the cup and press it down over the plastic pieces – covering the hole you cut out
  • Now, take the pencil you used before and push it down into the bottom/center of the cup to make a looking hole

A Paper Plate and Cup Kaleidoscope Simple Craft for Kids - A fun and simple craft for in preschool or any age! KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

  • Let the glue dry and then have fun with your Kaleidoscope! Turn the cup while facing it toward a sunny spot! 
   

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~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com  


2 Comments

  1. Where do you find colored plastic pieces?

    • You’ll want to go to the celebration aisle of a department store (I found mine at Walmart) and find the colored treat bags. I believe the exact term for the bags is cellophane treat bags. I also have put an Amazon link, above.

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