5. Flip the cardboard Mylar over, so the shiny Mylar side is now facing up. Keep the middle rectangle flat, and fold the left and right rectangle up from the tape seams so they make a triangle. Tape those two sides together to hold that triangle shape.
6. Use markers to draw a design on a piece of white paper that is a little bigger than the open end of the cardboard triangle.
7. Cover one end of the kaleidoscope with the paper so the design faces inside and tape it in place. Look through the other end of the kaleidoscope. What patterns do you see?
Everything that we can see either produces or reflects light. Without light, vision wouldn’t be possible. When light hits an object, it is either absorbed, reflected, or travels straight through the object. If an object is rough, the light is reflected in all different directions. When light hits a very smooth object, like a mirror, most of it bounces back. When you look in a mirror the light bouncing off of your face hits the smooth surface of the mirror and bounces directly back into your eyes. This is how you see your reflection!