DIY Solar Eclipse Glasses – Easy To Make & NASA Approved!

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(Last Updated On: June 9, 2021)

The Solar Eclipse is coming, if you don’t have glasses to see it, see how you can easily make these NASA approved DIY Solar Eclipse Glasses. While this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.

DIY Solar Eclipse Glasses

DIY Solar Eclipse Glasses

Easy To Make & NASA Approved

We made these so that we could watch the the Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21st, 2017, but we still have them and will be using these DIY Solar Eclipse Glasses to check out the solar eclipse that’s coming up. While everyone would like to get a look at the Solar Eclipse, according to eye doctors, staring at the total eclipse of the sun without the proper eye protection can cause permanent damage to the eyes, even if someone stares for only a few seconds.

Did you get a pair of the Solar Eclipse glasses? I didn’t. In fact, by the time I realized that I needed fancy glasses to look at the Solar Eclipse, they were sold out just about everywhere. So, what do you do? You make a pair of Solar Eclipse Glasses.

Not only are these Solar Eclipse Glasses easy to make, but they are NASA approved!

Thinking that regular sunglasses are okay to catch of glimpse of the sun? NO! Please don’t do that, and please warn your children to not do it either. Regular sunglasses do not block out enough light to be used as eye protection during a solar eclipse.

NASA approved DIY Solar Eclipse Glasses

So, grab a cereal box, a white piece of paper (construction paper or computer paper is fine), and some aluminum foil and make your own Solar Eclipse Glasses.  This craft, as well as any potential solar eclipse viewing, should not be done by a child anyone, adult supervision is indeed required.

Now, here’s how to make your Solar Eclipse Pinhole Projector.

1) Empty the box of cereal and feel free to munch on the Fruity Pebbles while you begin DIYing.

NASA approved Solar Eclipse Glasses

2) Cut out a rectangle shape of white paper or cardboard that will fit snuggly inside the bottom of the box and tape into place.

How to make NASA approved Solar Eclipse Glasses

3) Cut a square shape on the left and right sides of the top of the box and tape up the center.

4) Cover one of the square holes with aluminum foil and tape into place.

How to make Solar Eclipse Glasses

5) Using a small nail or pencil, poke a small hole in the foil.

6) When the eclipse comes, look through the open square, with your back facing the sun. A small image of the sun will be projected through the foil and onto the white paper inside the box. Remember, never look directly at the sun!

Easy enough right?

Now, you and your family can still see the Solar Eclipse without having to worry about anything and you have some yummy cereal to snack on ๐Ÿ˜‰

DIY Solar Eclipse Glasses - Easy To Make & NASA Approved! - Food Wine Sunshine

DIY Solar Eclipse Glasses - Easy To Make & NASA Approved!

The Solar Eclipse is on Monday, August 21st. Don't have the fancy glasses to look at it? Make these NASA approved DIY Solar Eclipse Glasses.
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Course: Fruity Pebbles Eclipse Pinhole Projector
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Author: Fruity Pebbles

Ingredients

  • Cereal Box - I used Fruity Pebbles
  • White Paper printer or construction paper is fine
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Aluminum Foil

Instructions

  • Empty the box of cereal and feel free to munch on the Fruity Pebbles while you begin DIYing.
  • Cut out a rectangle shape of white paper or cardboard that will fit snuggly inside the bottom of the box and tape into place.
  • Cut a square shape on the left and right sides of the top of the box and tape up the center.
  • Cover one of the square holes with aluminum foil and tape into place.
  • Using a small nail or pencil, poke a small hole in the foil.
  • When the eclipse comes, look through the open square, with your back facing the sun. A small image of the sun will be projected through the foil and onto the white paper inside the box. Remember, never look directly at the sun!
  • Enjoy this once in a lifetime opportunity!
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Will you be trying to catch a glimpse of the Solar Eclipse?

*Remember, during the eclipse, turn you back to the sun and look through the opening on the right side of the cereal box. The reflection of the eclipse will play out on the paper inside the box.

Easy DIY Solar Eclipse Glasses

Have fun making your own Cereal Box Solar Eclipse Glasses!

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9 thoughts on “DIY Solar Eclipse Glasses – Easy To Make & NASA Approved!

  1. OMG ITS ECLIPSE DAY! Wooo hooo. And of course, I dont have any cereal boxes! And thats as rare as this eclipse. $ GENERAL….here I come! I might do cookie crisp or frosted flakes or smthn.

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