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Mader Kaleidoscope


Beautifully finished classic wooden kaleidoscope, with brilliant colours on the outside as well as inside. Simply twist in your hand to watch the amazing patterns unfold. The smooth surface makes it lovely for little hands to hold.   

Dimensions: height 6,5cm, largest diameter 5 cm

Materials: Maple wood - painted and varnished.

Recommended Age: 3+

Warning. Not suitable for children under 36 months.
Choking hazard due to small parts.

Made in Austria.

Mader Kreiselmanufaktur was founded in 1991 by Klaus Mader, a very skilled carpenter with a love for handcrafted wooden toys. He has a small but mighty workshop found in the foothills of the Austrian Alps which hand makes not only traditional spinning tops but also skipping ropes, kaleidoscopes and yo-yos. Each spinning top is painstakingly made by hand, often by Klaus himself, out of locally sourced wood with some tops requiring up to 20 different stages such as wood turning, burning, embossing, carving, brushing, painting and varnishing. One can’t help but admire the attention to detail in every creation.

His toys are easily recognised as they all have a burned in stripe in the middle, beautifully chosen colours and unparalleled attention to detail. You can’t help but pick one up and give it a twirl then watch mesmerised as it spins and falls.

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews

These beautifully crafted kaleidoscopes are just a joy to watch the children delight in! They are crafted so smoothly and delicate in the hand with beautiful colours! Wonderful!!!

Cassy A
So sweet

I’m so excited to give this to my son for his birthday- I’m sure he will light up from all the colours and finding a new skill looking through the kaleidoscope!

Anna Mendoza

A gorgeously crafted classic toy, a little tricky for my 3 year old to master looking through one eye so we bought the bee eye instead which is perfect and will keep this for later. Bee eye is a great option first.

Nina M
Gorgeous and fits little hands perfectly

Can’t wait to give this to my son for his 2nd birthday. Gorgeous colours and beautifully made

Beautifully crafted

Beautifully crafted and perfect size for little hands. I have the purple and the colours are magnificent.

KImberly Wallace
Great pocket toy

My three year old daughter loves her Mader Kaleidoscope! She especially loves that it fits in her pocket and can come along anywhere. A great quality, simple toy that results in lots of conversation and play.

Mandi Lee
Beautifully Crafted

When I received our parcel, I was pleasantly surprised. The kaleidoscope was bigger than I expected and the colours on the wood made it very attractive. I bought it for my toddler but even as an adult I was very fascinated and had my go at enjoying the different patterns in the beautifully made kaleidoscope.


Great size for little hands. Put away for Christmas but I love how simple yet lovely it is.

Debra Roberts

This top is so easy to use. Even the toddlers could play with them. They are a good weight to hold and dont topple over like a traditional top does.