DIY: Eclipse Glasses!

   SOLD OUT?!?! How is that even possible? Very possible when it's a rare event. Last eclipse to span the U.S. was back in 1918. No need to miss out. Time to put your Home Ec skills to good use! You'll need a cereal box, a blank sheet of paper, a pencil, scissors, tape, aluminum foil and a sharp object like a pushpin or a needle. Here are SIX steps for making your own eclipse glasses:

1. Place a cereal box standing up on a piece of paper and trace its long, narrow outline.

2. Cut out the traced rectangle and line the base of the inside of the box with it. Secure with tape.

3. With the top flaps of the cereal box closed, cut out an inch-long rectangle from either end of it.

4. Tear a piece of aluminum foil big enough to cover the left hole that was just cut from the top flaps of the box. Tape it into place and then poke a pinhole through the center.

5. During the eclipse, stand with the sun behind you and look through the uncovered, rectangular hole you cut out of the top of your cereal box.

6. Watch and enjoy a projection of the eclipsed sun, now visible on the sheet of white paper you taped to the inside of the box.

ENJOY!!!! Make memories!


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