How to make your own solar eclipse viewer from a cereal box

After waiting for 38 years, on August 21, 2017, the most anticipated event in space history will be happening.

The last solar eclipse happened in 1979, and we will be able to experience another very soon on Monday, August 21, 2017. This eclipse will also be the first since 1918, that allows the dark shadow of the moon to sweep across the entire  United States and 14 states will be in the path of totality, meaning that those states will be in complete darkness.

You will only be able to see the solar eclipse during the short total phase that lasts for two minutes and 40 seconds, but with this exciting event comes caution. It has been announced unsafe for anyone to look directly at the eclipse with the naked eye.

Which is why the Good Morning Delmarva Team has decided to show a few different ways for you to enjoy this spectacular event, by making your very own eclipse viewer.

The first viewer will be made out of a cereal box. Here are the things that you need :

  • Any sized cereal box
  • Foil
  • A piece of white cardboard
  • Paper to cover the cereal box
  • Markers and pictures for designs
  • Scissors
  • Tape or glue

Step 1: Empty the box completely.

Step 2: Cut a piece of the cardboard  to fit  the bottom of the box.

Step 3: Cut the top of the box, removing both ends and leaving the center intact.

Step 4: Put tape across the top of the center of the cereal box, to keep it closed.

Step 5: Tape a piece of foil on one of the cut sides, leaving the other open.

Step 6: Use a small nail to push a hole in the foil.

Step 7: Cover the box with construction paper, leaving the foiled area alone.

Step 8: Design as desired.


For a visual on how to create your own Eclipse Cereal Box Viewer click here.






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