Kaleidograph is a simple system of diecut cards that can be layered, relayered, flipped, and rotated into millions (they say 350 million!) of different kaleidoscopic patterns. I’m finding great color combos and new shapes with every switch I make. It’s a great visual puzzle – and truly open-ended for kids.
Based upon geometry in nature — the symmetries of crystals and flowers — the Kaleidograph upholds the tradition of the original, Froebel Kindergarten system that is known to have influenced Frank Lloyd Wright, Buckminster Fuller, Piet Mondrian, and design education at the Bauhaus - not bad company for you or your child! Richly personal and environmentally friendly, the Kaleidograph is a toy for all ages and available in two versions, Crystal and Flora.
Both sets are sure to foster creativity, reward with surprise, and bring out the designer in everyone. The Kaleidograph earned an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award in 2012. If you aren't convinced yet, you can even try it out online. It's totally addicting!