How to build a camera obscura from your home

Supplies:
A cardboard tube
Aluminum foil
Wax paper

Tools:
Push pin
Scissors
Tape

Camera for the Commons - How to build a camera obscura

Step 1: Cut 2” off of a board

Step 2: Place foil wrap over short piece.

Step 3: Place wax paper over long piece.

Step 4: Poke a small hole on the foil wrap.

Step 5: Securely tape both tube pieces together.

Camera for the Commons - How to build a camera obscura Step 6: Now that you have created your very own camera obscura, you can look through it to see a reverse and upside down image on the wax paper inside.

Step 7: Using your new camera, take a walk in the neighborhood and look at your surroundings in a new way.

Step 8: Take a photo of the inside using any camera and share your camera obscura images with the hashtag #camera4commmons to be featured our social media.
Camera for the Commons - How to build a camera obscura
With your help we will be buiding room size versions of your camera obscura in Wichita neighborhood. Your photos help us choose where to aim our camera obscura. Thank you!

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