The body of this kaleidoscope is made of a hologram like material giving a display of kaleidoscope like colors. This kaleidoscope has a GREAT IMAGE!!! Just turn the kaleidoscope so tube is vertical and gravity will do all the work for you. Colored Glitter and small sand like beads as well as colorful moons and Stars move past this kaleidoscope's mirror system giving a unique fireworks like display. Loved by all age groups, Great for gift giving. Kaleidoscope measures 9 inches in height.