About the Kaleidograph®

The original Kindergarten system that influenced Frank Lloyd Wright, Buckminster Fuller, Piet Mondrian, and Bauhaus masters Josef Albers and Paul Klee, was invented by Friedrich Froebel in 1836 as a means to teach children how nature designs. With simple blocks and paper toys based on the symmetries of crystals and flowers, Kindergarten was intended to teach at the most fundamental level — pattern, rhythm, association, interconnectedness, unity.

The Kaleidograph, a fascinating and educational toy for children and design tool for adults, has been conceived in the tradition of the original Kindergarten. It is simple yet expansive, ever changing in its diversity, brilliant and beautiful, and mirrors nature's own strategies of creation.

The Power of Design in the Palm of Your HandSM

Explore symmetry and color combininations. See how small adjustments produce dramatic changes. The elegantly simple Kaleidograph can be arranged into billions of designs by combining and rotating the variety of die-cut cards. Each set also includes a full-color, two-sided insert with 68 example designs to challenge and inspire.


What People Are Saying ...

I love it! Froebel Gift play nourished my fascination with geometric shapes ... these patterns remind me of playing with the seventh Froebel Gift ... the tablets! ~ F. Scholtz