Quick DIY: How to Make a Pinhole Camera from a Pringles Can

This adorable young photographer’s name is Fresley, and for a recent science experiment she decided to show YouTube how to turn a Pringles can into a pinhole camera in just over 8 minutes.

All you need in way of materials is an empty Pringles can, an X-Acto knife, some opaque tape, wax paper, a pair of scissors, a ruler, a pen, a pencil and a pin. Once you’ve collected your supplies, just watch the video above for a step-by-step breakdown of how to go from Pringles can to Pinhole Camera.

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This is a wonderfully quick and easy DIY project that is especially great if you’ve never tried out pinhole photography before or you want to introduce your kids to photography in a cool, crafty sort of way. Plus, if you stick around to the very end you’ll get a short lesson on aperture so… you know… win win.

Check out the video at the top to see how it’s done, and if you do try this at home, drop us a line in the comments and let us know how it went!

(via The Phoblographer)

  • ThatGuy

    I’ll have to try this.

  • Michael Andrew Broughton

    a pringles can is the last thing you should make a pinhole camera out of. it’s an awkward shape, greasy and lined with freakin’ aluminum foil.

  • Mike

    It’s called “lomography” today.

  • Simon Yong

    where to put the film?

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  • Graf Almassy

    To a real pinhole camera! :) This video is cute, but that thing is just a box with pinhole. :)

  • Simon Yong

    Oh I see. Thanks!! :)