How to Make a Pinhole Camera (from a Jello Box)

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What is a pinhole camera?

A pinhole camera is basically a light-proof box with a tiny hole in it. The film is exposed by uncovering the hole for a few seconds. (read more at wiki)

I’ve been wanting to make a pinhole camera for a while now with Boo… introduce her to film photography.  I’ve shown her the iPhone method and when she was itty bitty I used to let her use my Holga camera with some spoiled Polaroid film I had.  We spent the morning building the camera from scratch so she could see all the working parts.

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It started with a Jello pudding box ( the large size). Here’s how you can make your own:

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