DIY / Kids / Lifestyle

DIY | Solar Eclipse Viewer

Hello!  We are so excited over here for the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.  Since solar eclipse glasses are kind of hard to find, we decided to make our own viewers so we can safely watch the eclipse without hurting our eyes.  Everything that we used to make these we already had in our house.  Here’s how we made them!

What you need:

  • Any kind of box (cereal, snack box)
  • Foil
  • Tape
  • White paper
  • Paper clip/safety pin

Trace the bottom of your box onto a piece of white paper.


Cut out the rectangle and stick some tape on it.


Tape this onto the bottom of the inside of your box.


This next part is optional, but I wrapped the girls’ boxes with white wrapping paper so that they could decorate their boxes.  I’m always looking for a crafting opportunty. Haha 🙂


The next thing you want to do is to cut two holes in the top of your box.  Tape up the middle part so it’s secure.


Wrap a piece of aluminum foil around one of the holes, and tape into place.


Using your paperclip or safety pin, poke a small hole in the center of the foil.



Your viewer is complete!  


Beautiful!


During the eclipse, you’re going to stand with your back to the sun, let the sun come through the aluminum foil, look through the open hole, and you will be able to view the eclipse on the piece of white paper inside the box.  Cool, huh? 🙂

Hope you try out this DIY!

Thanks for reading! xx

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