How to make a pinhole camera image

With the Easter holidays in full swing, parents will be looking for activities to keep the kids engaged and entertained over the holidays.  Entertain the Kids have been sent this fantatic “how to” video providing a step-by-step video set to inspire and educate. Offering an easy set of instructions on how to make your own pinhole camera, this device will introduce children and young people into the science of optics and how light can be manipulated to make images.

How to Make a Pinhole Camera

Want to make your very own Pinhole Camera? Well the folks at the Royal Institution’s L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre have done this short how-to video providing step-by-step instructions, using materials that are easily accessible to everyone.

Whether at school or at home, making pinhole cameras is an excellent educational activity which introduces children and young people to the science of optics and how light can be manipulated to make images. It also helps to instil a deeper understanding of the roots of digital technology, something so prevalent in today’s society.

The “how to” video :

The Royal Institution

Dedicated to connecting people to the world of science and technology, the Royal Institution’s (RI) L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre (LYSC), was established to encourage children to take part in hands-on experiments in a state-of-the-art professional laboratory and spark a lifelong passion for science.

For more information, visit: The Royal Institution Young Scientist Centre



Written by : Sharon Steed
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