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Homeschool Project: DIY Solar Eclipse Viewer

“Flying by the seat of my pants!”  That’s how my dearly departed Mom always described me.  But, I prefer to say that, even though I push a LOT of things off ’til last minute, I still manage to make things happen according to plan.

Making my little home-schooler’s #Solar Eclipse Viewing Mask, was no different.  It was totally laaaast minute!  And I have my fabulous hubby Nico to thank for it.  He was on a mission this morning –combing the island– to find solar eclipse glasses or welding glasses, but had no luck.  Said items were sold out everywhere.

But alas…!  He didn’t give up, as we are not prone to do around here at #MermaidMansion.  Instead, he found a welding supply and bought two #9 welding lenses…so they would total more than the minimum of 14 in-order to be safe.  On a wing and a Prayer, he brought the lenses home, and he and Nixi DIY’ed her super safe Solar Eclipse Viewing Mask.

I hope this helps you and your little scientists fashion a viewer, so you too can experience this once-in-a-lifetime (or century) event.