Monday, June 22, 2015

Minion Open-ended Kaleidoscope Tutorial

When we visited Imaginarium at Singapore Art Museum some time ago, Pei Pei showed me this when I was looking at the installation.

An open-ended kaleidoscope! It was a very creative idea! So we went home to make our own open-ended kaleidoscope!

Since it is the season for Minions again (yes we love the Minions movie), we recycled our toilet paper roll Minion that we made long time ago (read our tutorial on Project Toilet Roll - Minions from Despicable Me), and turned it into open-ended kaleidoscope! Of course you can have other designs like owl, butterfly, panda, fish, or even Merlion!

Toilet paper roll x 1
Reflective silver paper (we bought from Popular bookshop)
Colour paper, washi tape


Step 1:
Measure the diameter of the toilet paper roll. The dimension of each of the shorter side on the reflective silver paper (side X) is 0.867 times of the diameter. E.g. our toilet paper roll has diameter of 4.2 cm, so side X is about 3.6 cm. Leave about 1 cm allowance.

Step 2:
Fold the reflective silver paper, with the silver colour side facing in. Slot it into the toilet paper roll.

Look at the beautiful patterns using our "washi-fy" chair, pattern paper and even LEGO figurine!

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  1. you are so creative!! and those little minions are so cute!! my kids have zero craft experience with mummy! :)

  2. Interesting idea! I'm going to try this with my kids soon. :)

  3. Love the minion toilet roll! Very cute. I missed this at Imaginarium when we went!

    1. The installation at Imaginarium was nice, but their kaleiscope was placed at a not-so-noticeable place, it was my daughter who found it.

  4. That's so great! I like the way you decorated the outside to look like a Minion too.

    1. The children like Minions so I make Minions version.

  5. Oh this is nice! Simple and easy enough, going into my to try list with my girls.

  6. I'll try both of your projects! I am excited about the Project Toilet Roll. The kaleidoscope can be added to my youngest's busy bag. Thank you for sharing :-)

  7. I was curious when I saw "Open-ended" Kaleidoscope but this is so much easier than the closed one to make! Thanks for sharing! :)

  8. Interesting idea! I bet the kids were busy going thru everything in the house?

    Shirley @ SAys! Happy Mums

  9. Ah, a simple-enough-to-do craft for the coming hols. Thanks!


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