Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Kool Krazy Kaleidoscopes - Solutions

We had some magnificent entries this week.

Moomintroll and Snufkin both began with a layer of shiny clear plastic with a layer of black paper. The clear plastic on the inside, they both folded triangular prisms and secured them with tape. They then made pockets from two layers of clear plastic and put in snipped coloured plastic pieces, beads and sequins. They tapped the edges of the pockets securely and attached them onto one end of their prisms. They could have left it there but Snufkin decided to place her prism snugly inside a cardboard tube so that she could easily turn the kaleidoscope to change the view. She also added a peep hole in order to block any extra light from the viewing end. Moomintroll kept the rather pleasing prism shape for his kaleidoscope and even his peep hole is triangular. He took some rather lovely pictures of its not-at-all-disappointing show. Awesome work guys!

Austen found a plastic tube and put the beads on one end of the tube and covered the top with a plastic sheet and put a rubber band around it to hold it in place. Then, Austen cut up tissue paper into small squares and put these into the tube with plastic over the end and taped it to the tube. Finally, Austen took the black piece of paper and rolled it around the tube and taped it in place. Tremendous work! You should be proud.

Although Orca and Alce say they had trouble getting started, they did an amazing job and should be proud for sticking with it!

Zee really worked hard on this challenge, revising his kaleidoscope 3 times. He also made a magnificent video that you can see here. Zee, this is one of your best ones yet! Great job.

1 comment:

Lorna said...

Fantastic! I particularlt like the new header too :-)