How to make a DIY eclipse viewer
(KTEN) – If you do not feel like buying a pair of special eye glasses to view the upcoming solar eclipse on October 14 or you want a fun project to do, here is a step by step process of how to make a do-it-yourself solar eclipse viewer! You will start out with a pencil, a piece of aluminum foil, a piece of paper that has been cut to fit into a shoe box, scissors, tape, and a shoe box.
You will want to cut out two small holes on one side of the shoe box.
Add tape to all sides of the piece of aluminum foil.
Attach the aluminum foil to the shoe box, covering up one of the holes that you had previously cut out.
Using the pencil, poke a small hole in the aluminum foil.
Now, add tape to the top and bottom side of the piece of paper and attach the paper to the inside of the shoe box. Make sure it is placed on the opposite side of the box where you cut out the two holes.
Place the lid on top of the shoe box.
Face your back to the sun and look through the open hole of the shoe box (the one without the aluminum foil covering it).
You will be able to see light passing through the hole with the aluminum foil covering it and reaching the back of the shoe box.
During the eclipse, you will be able to safely watch the entire event unfold.
Have fun and make sure to be safe while viewing the solar eclipse on October 14!