Solar eclipses are some of the most beautiful and surreal experiences you can view. Looking at a solar eclipse without the proper viewing equipment can be incredibly damaging to your eyesight. Luckily, even if you do not have specially made glasses, you can still join in on the viewing. In this article, we will teach you how to make solar eclipse glasses at home.
What You Will Need to Make the Solar Eclipse Glasses
To make your solar eclipse glasses, you will need a cereal box, a white piece of paper, some scissors, a piece of tin foil, and a nail.
How to Make Your Solar Eclipse Glasses
Take the cereal box and empty it of its contents. Then, get some white paper and put the bottom of the cereal box over it. Trace the outline of the box onto the piece of white paper and then cut it out using the scissors.
Now, tape the cut-out shape to the inside of the bottom of the box. Once you secure the slab of paper in the cereal box, then close the top of the table. Next, make two small square holes on both sides of the cereal box. Place the tinfoil over one of these holes — it doesn’t matter which one.
Make sure you secure the tin foil tightly to the side of the hole using tape. After you do this step, then make a pinhole using a nail or sharp object. Congratulations, you figured out how to make solar eclipse glasses at home.
How to Use the Solar Eclipse Glasses
Stand so that you are facing away from the sun, then hold up the box so that the side with the tin foil faces the sun. Then, look into the opening of the plate. The eclipse should project onto the white piece of paper.
We hope this article helped you learn how to make solar eclipse glasses at home. Make sure you get an adult to help you if you are a child and make sure to be safe when viewing. Have fun!