Kids toys have come a very long way in the past few generations, but that doesn’t mean that old toys can’t still be enjoyed by today’s youngsters! This classic tin Kaleidoscope from Schylling is a durable and timeless toy that can be enjoyed by your family for years to come!
The tin Kaleidoscope is a simple design with no bells or whistles, but that is part of the beauty of it. The classic toy doesn’t need batteries, a USB cable or wifi to operate – all you need to do is twist the body of the Kaleidoscope and look through the eyepiece to reveal mesmerising patterns that change with every movement!
Schylling has been making classic and timeless toys for over 40 years and they specialise in making nostalgic tin toys like this kaleidoscope.
Invented in 1867 by Scottish scientist Sir David Brewster, the term ‘kaleidoscope” combines two Greek words: kalos which means beautiful and eidos which represents that which is seen. The toy works by creating infinite reflections of tiny coloured beads between two mirrored surfaces to make intricate, changing geometric patterns.
Order a kaleidoscope for a child in your family – they make great travel toys or “busy toys” to keep little minds busy on long trips.