If your children are asking you to buy them a digital camera and you think it is not yet time for them to have one, it is best to make one of your own. Yes, you got that right; cameras can be made out of the simplest materials and can really take photos. A pinhole camera may not be the digital camera your children want but they sure will have as much fun with it as they will with an expensive one. The photos taken by pinhole cameras however are blurry but with enough practice you will be able to get sharper images.
To make a pinhole camera you would need 2 small cardboard boxes. These 2 boxes should be of the same size. You would need a pin, black paint, aluminium foil, black electrical tape, a pair of scissors and glossy paper. Once you got everything ready, call the kids and tell them you will be making a pinhole camera. The first thing to do is to pain the inside parts of our cardboard boxes with the black paint. When they’ve dried, cut a square right on the center of one box. After that get your pin and put a hole on the aluminium foil. When done you should tape your alumiunium foil where the square is located. Cut off the area right on the opposite end of your first box and then use your glossy paper to cover the end of the box going to the next box. The second box should have a viewing hole right at the glossy paper. Once done you should use the electrical tape to cover any gaps in the cardboard boxes. Your kids will be able to see the world upside down by using their new pinhole “camera”. They will not be able to print the photos they take though unless you take time to study how you can process the film inside or use photographic paper.