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Kaleidoscopes – Unwrapping Colorful Gift Ideas

Christmas Toys - Kaleidoscopes

What is an ideal Christmas gifts for the art lover in your life? The answer is kaleidoscopes! Kaleidoscopes are not common holiday presents anymore, so the gift of one is astonishingly ideal. Your little ones and your peers will appreciate your inspiring thoughtfulness.

Through the gift of a kaleidoscope, you demonstrate your understanding of what’s important—the individual. Furthermore, you won’t merely be offering a generic present that you could have given to anyone. Indeed, kaleidoscopes are among the few items that toddlers, senior citizens, and everyone in between can equally appreciate. To put it simply, they allow people to see the world in an entirely new and beautiful way.

Your pleasantly surprised giftee’s excitement will shine immediately upon unwrapping. After all, they will be able to peer through that instrument right away. In contrast, one would have to wait to enjoy a golf club, a pair of skis, and most other gifts. This makes kaleidoscopes ideal! Plus, if you select one of the great new, beautiful kaleidoscopes that we have to choose from, your friend, colleague, or loved one is sure to be pleased.

While many Christmas gifts are returned soon after the holiday, the kaleidoscope you give will be added to a cherished collection, set on display for years to come. Perhaps it will be handed down to future generations. Now that is a wonderful thought!

World Awareness Children’s Museum Features Kaleidoscopes Exhibit Through December

Kaleidoscopes: Mirrored Views of the World

If exploring a museum full of some of the most extraordinary, handcrafted antiques and expertly designed modern kaleidoscopes is a dream of yours, then dreams really do come true! Now through December, you can experience such an exhibit at the World Awareness Children’s Museum in Glens Falls, New York.

The exhibit, “Kaleidoscopes: Mirrored Views of the World” opened in mid-September and runs through December 30th, features exquisite and visually-stunning pieces on loan from the private collection of Dr. Judith Mysliborski, who has been collecting kaleidoscopes for more than 15 years.

This exhibit isn’t only for grown-ups, either. The museum also features a child-sized, custom-built, walk-through kaleidoscope, made possible through the Glen Falls foundation and private contributions. Kaleidoscopes are incorporated into the exhibits and programs of each section of the museum and are sure to enamor both children and adults alike.

Take a sneak-peak of the World Awareness Children’s Museum’s Kaleidoscopes exhibit before you attend with this special video clip. The museum, located at 89 Warren St. in Glens Falls is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

To add to or start your very own collection, visit KaleidoscopesToYou.com and check out all of our new kaleidoscopes, especially our stained glass kaleidoscopes.

Kaleidoscopes for Kids Make Learning Fascinating

Play may be “just fun,” but for kids, playing is an important part of learning. A recent article in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics says, “Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children.”

With so many of our children spending increasing amounts of time in front of computer screens, it can be a challenge to engage them in other activities. Sometimes going back to the simpler things is the answer. Many of the traditional toys that were popular decades ago actually serve to pull kids out of the digital age better than the newer toys.

The kaleidoscope is a great example of a toy that has endured over the decades. This is a great time of the year to consider presenting a toy that will open up new dimensions of fun to your child, grandchild, or friend’s child. One of the greatest values for the money, the kaleidoscope mesmerizes children and extends their imaginations.

Even a very young child can enjoy the colorful display of ever-changing patterns. Kids seem to enjoy the power the kaleidoscope gives them to create new patterns just by rotating it. Older kids will be interested in learning about how it works giving you a great opportunity to do a little science lesson. Kaleidoscopes for kids make great gifts that will stimulate and entertain for many years.

Kaleidoscopes for kids

This Halloween, Candy Is Out & Kaleidoscopes Are In!

This Halloween, instead of the customary fun-size Snickers bar or the itsy-bitsy pack of Skittles, why not try something new? While kids love candy, they receive tons of it while they’re out trick-or-treating. Make your snack bag memorable this year with a toy kaleidoscope! Kids won’t remember the M&M’s or mini Reese’s Cups five minutes after they’ve snacked on them, but they will remember a fun toy they can play with again and again. Once all of the candy is gone all that follows is a crash from the sugar high, and that’s no fun.

Toys for trick or treaters are a fun and healthy alternative to all that sugar. At KaleidscopesToYou.com we have a great selection of toy kaleidoscopes, starting as low as $2.50! From music note themed kaleidoscopes to dolphins, butterflies, dinosaurs and planets, there are tons of fun kid-themed toy kaleidoscopes that will give them their first introduction to this beautiful art form, but are durable and made for rough play from little hands.

Another popular and cost conscious option is the Nova Magic Marble Teleidscopes  which make patterns based on what the kaleidoscope is aimed at. This means each view is unique and new! Kids will never get bored with all the fun they’ll have with the kaleidoscope you gave them! So this year, instead of loading them up on unhealthy junk, try kaleidoscope toys for trick-or-treaters!

toys for trick or treating

Kaleidoscope Fun With The Kids!

Summer vacation has finally arrived! With the kiddos out of school until September we bet you’re on the hunt for fun projects and activities to keep them engaged and occupied now that they’ve got all this free time on their hands! Sure, video games are fun and cartoon marathons keep them out from under your feet while you’re trying to get the housework done, but they do little to stimulate creativity and imagination. Make learning fun this summer with a make-your-own nature kaleidoscope kit!

Nature Kaleidoscope Kit

Whether you live in the city or the country, this nature kaleidoscope kit comes with everything you’ll need for a kid-friendly project! The nature kit by Gemini includes fun gems, rocks, dried flowers and marbles. You can also head into your backyard to find even more goodies, like rocks and flowers, to make this a truly one-of-a-kind creation. Turn this creative activity into a learning opportunity; they’ll be having so much fun they won’t even realize their getting a science lesson during summer vacation! Teach them all about flower seeds, flowers, rocks and the formation of gems while assembling their kaleidoscope.

Fun for all ages, spend some time as a family this summer learning about nature and creating a keepsake with endless possibilities!

What’s New at Kaleidoscopes To You in January?

At Kaleidoscopes To You, we’re kicking the New Year off with some great new kaleidoscope designs! From classic wooden kaleidoscopes to cute kaleidoscopes for kids, there’s something for everyone in our newest selection of kaleidoscope products!

Fenton Art Glass

Fenton Art Glass

” Decorate a child’s bedroom, nursery or playroom with adorable hand-painted, glass figurines from Fenton Art Glass. Some of our latest designs include a red cardinal, key lime green rocking horse, patriotic egg on stand, and a golden ebony elephant.
” Children will love learning about kaleidoscopes and colors as they color in The Art of Coloring, coloring kaleidoscope book by Artist Charles Karadimos.
” Squeeze the mirror system in this polyangular wooden kaleidoscope by Artist Steven Gray, and watch the kaleidoscopes shapes and colors come to life!
” Paul and Susan Knox no longer make this beautiful vintage kaleidoscope, but we managed to get our hands on one from a collector who was downsizing her kaleidoscope collection. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to own a vintage Oasis kaleidoscope by artists Paul and Susan Knox!

You can see our entire selection of new kaleidoscopes at KaleidoscopesToYou.com. Make sure you check back at the beginning of next month to see what great products we have new in February!

Kaleidoscopes: A Road to Creativity

Kaleidoscopes are known for their beautiful color swirling illusions, but these amazing devices can truly open your creative mind while also sharpening your critical thinking skills. Most users view a kaleidoscope with their dominate eye, but switching the scope to your non-dominant eye can actually stimulate the right hemisphere of the brain, where creativity hides. By changing our perception while looking through a kaleidoscope, we can unlock the creativity that hides in our right hemisphere! This is extremely beneficial for those who are involved in any type of art-form from writers to painters.

When people are able to think critically, they are more capable to manage stressful life situations. Health, work and family problems are easier to tackle when our minds are clear and able to problem solve at a higher level. A kaleidoscope has the power of opening our minds to be able to think more clearly and explore alternatives to problems that can ultimately benefit us.

It’s been said that looking through a kaleidoscope can help expand thinking and make a person more creative by helping the user relax and calm their nerves. It’s amazing to think a kaleidoscope has the power to help our minds de-stress and unlock creativity that might be hidden inside our minds. Not only are kaleidoscopes a delight to look at, they are great secret healers that help people relax, focus, aid in creativity and help us solve our problems much more effectively .If you need to reduce stress, lift your spirit and bring balance into your hectic life, consider buying a beautiful handcrafted kaleidoscope! The benefits of these pieces of art is truly amazing!

Things That Look Better Through the Lens of a Kaleidoscope

A kaleidoscope distorts images and colors, making ordinary objects look unique and colorful. Why not try using your kaleidoscope to view other things, such as nature or inanimate objects within your house? Have a little fun with your kaleidoscope and experience the true beauty of objects when looking at them in a whole new way.

Snow – Looking through your kaleidoscope, try to find the distinctive crystal of a single snowflake. Even better, watch how a snowflake slowly loses its jagged crystal shape as it melts to a liquid state.
Grass -Look at a simple patch of grass to see it turn into a unique combination of green, white and yellow colors.
Sky – Look up into the sky, through your kaleidoscope, to see a unique cloudy image that almost looks like a flower. Just make sure you aren’t staring right into the sun!
” Water – Did you just spill your water on the counter? Before cleaning it up, view the spill through your kaleidoscope and watch how the shapes and colors move as the water spill travels across the surface.
Pets – Point your kaleidoscope directly at your furry friends and see them in abstract. See the beautiful black and white colors of your Dalmatian, or watch as the fancy orange and black colors merge together on your striped tabby cat.
Leaves – Since the leaves are already starting to fall, now would be the perfect time to look at a leaf pile through a kaleidoscope. You will experience a magical effect, as it will look like the leaves are changing colors right before your eyes.

What other objects would you like to view though the magical lens of a kaleidoscope?

Unique & Affordable Kaleidoscope Gifts for the Holidays

Believe it or not, the Holiday Season has arrived, which means it’s time to start thinking about Christmas parties, decorations and shopping for gifts. If you need to buy small gifts for several people or children, then affordability and creativity are key aspects. Kaleidoscope gifts are unique and affordable, making them the perfect gifts or stocking stuffers. Below, we’ve list some of our most original kaleidoscope gifts that people of all ages will enjoy.

Kaleidoscope Pens – These affordable pens will certainly amaze your gift recipients when they take a break from writers block to gaze into their colorful kaleidoscope pen.
Candy Kit Kaleidoscope – We all love candy, buy have you ever experienced the beauty of sugary candy images within a kaleidoscope? This one-of-a-kind kit makes a great Advent calendar gift!
Keychain Kaleidoscopes – These are fun kaleidoscopes for kids or adults to attach to their backpacks or key rings.
Basic Themed Kaleidoscopes – Basic small kaleidoscopes are great stocking stuffers and come in a wide array of colors of themes. From dolphin themed to snowman themed, we have the perfect kaleidoscope gifts for all interests.
Kaleidoscope Necklace – Our affordable kaleidoscope necklaces come in a variety of colors and fun patterns to enjoy. They make the perfect gifts to distribute to kids or even co-workers.
Ice Cream Cone Kaleidoscope – Love ice cream? This enjoyable ice cream cone shaped kaleidoscope will melt the hearts of every child!

When it comes to shopping for Hanukah gifts and stocking stuffers, Kaleidoscopes To You has you covered, with an amazing assortment of kaleidoscope gifts. We hope you have a great 2012 Holiday Season!

People of all ages love Kaleidoscopes!

Looking through a kaleidoscope is a favorite childhood pastime, when we observed the magnificently crafted glass patterns through the tiny cylinder. Today, people of all ages continue to love the magic and beauty of kaleidoscopes. From toy kaleidoscopes to kaleidoscope jewelry, kaleidoscopes have evolved immensely to remain fun for all generations.

Introducing a child to a toy kaleidoscope can be a memorable experience for parents, reflecting on the days when you first gazed into one. They remain a popular item to be included inside party bags, as an arcade prize, or as a gift. Kids’ curiosity can be sparked for hours with the fabulous colors & sizes kaleidoscopes have to offer, and many now come with wands to conveniently display different colors right in front of you. Handcrafted, custom kaleidoscope pens make great stocking stuffers. Spark children’s creativity further with a Make Your Own Kaleidoscope kit that is a perfect family-fun activity!

Kaleidoscopes make fantastic gifts for adults as well. Kaleidoscope Jewelry has become a new and unique trend for many women. Wearable necklace kaleidoscopes can be a fun start for a new jewelry collection, with the many styles, colors and finishes that are available. Several of the necklaces have a small pendant attached to the kaleidoscope tube, to give a personal touch to each wearer. Kaleidoscopes To You offers hundreds of jewelry and toy kaleidoscopes that you are sure to love and cherish. Find the perfect gift for loved ones for any occasion, or even for yourself.