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Kaleidoscope, Kansas City
(4.7/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
Embrace your family's creative side at Kaleidoscope, an arts and crafts center for kids. Operated by Hallmark Cards as a way to recycle its paper, ribbon, crayons, and other products, the venue is packed with leftover manufacturing materials from their famous cards. Use the supplies to create collages, puzzles, mobiles, and various other artistic works. The center provides glue, pens, glitter, and much more, so all you need to bring is your ideas. This crafty fun takes place in organized sessions, so make sure to check for times beforehand. Admission is free.  Plan to visit Kaleidoscope and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kansas City attractions using our Kansas City vacation generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • I have so many awesome childhood memories from this place! It was an absolute treat to go here and I cannot wait to take my own children. 
  • This is excellent for kids. So much to do & see. I took a SS class there. It was hard to leave & very memorable. 
  • This is really neat place to take kids to create different arts and crafts. Highly recommend stopping by and checking it out! 
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  • This place spawns creativity in young and old. Lots of materials and ideas to engage everyone in making cards, puzzles, and other artwork. Also, little play areas for self expression with child's video image cast to the wall. With a session time limits, kids stick to tasks & catch the art bug quickly. Of course, Kaleidoscope sometimes gets crowded although each session has a maximum number of participants. You can pick up a free admission ticket early and check out at the Hallmark Visitors' Center next door until time for your session. It's a cool place to visit, also.
  • Worth doing. Some cool stations for kids to create art. My sons favorite part was creating his own puzzle. All free!!
  • This is a great place to bring kids of all ages! The staff is so friendly, helpful, and accommodating.
  • Always a great place to take kids!! And for adults if they don't come here often. I remember being mystified as a kid, walked in 17 years as an adult and I still was!
  • Just a simple fun (donation ran) time