Make a Pinhole Projector to View the Solar Eclipse

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Make a Pinhole Projector to View the Solar Eclipse

Enjoy the sun’s stellar shows by creating your very own pinhole projector.

You need:

  • Empty Pebbles box

  • Sheet of white paper

  • Pencil

  • Scissors

  • Tape

  • Aluminum foil

  • Pin or thumbtack

  • How to make the pinhole projector

pinhole projector for eclipse

Here’s what to do:

1. Take your cereal box and trace its bottom on your sheet of white paper

pinhole projector for eclipse instructions

2. Cut out the rectangle you just traced

pinhole projector for eclipse instructions

3. Tape the rectangle to the bottom of the inside of your box.

4. Close the top of the box and tape it shut.

pinhole projector for eclipse instructions

5. Cut rectangular holes along the right and left edges of the top.

pinhole projector for eclipse instructions

6. Cut a piece of aluminum foil to cover the left hole. Tape it in place.

pinhole projector for eclipse instructions

7. Poke a pinhole in the center of the foil.

pinhole projector for eclipse instructions

8. With the sun behind you look into the right hole.

pinhole projector for eclipse instructions

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