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How to make a cereal box projector to view the solar eclipse

Posted: 6:00 AM, Aug 15, 2017
Updated: 2017-08-15 18:53:27Z

Maybe you didn't get to the library quick enough to pick up some free NASA-approved eclipse viewing glasses . Or maybe you just want to do a fun craft with the kids to experience the eclipse.

The project is NASA-approved and variations have been used for decades. (Maybe you put a big cardboard box over your head as a child to watch the 1979 eclipse.)

Here's a video -- produced by NASA -- to show you how to make your own pin projector to safely watch the eclipse on Monday: