Pinhole Camera Kit – a different perspective on image-making


I have some friends with older kids and sometimes I struggle to think of what to give them for gifts. Not everyone wants to give
gaming consoles and electronic games to children already saturated in a
screen-dominated world. It’s nice to get back to basics, to tried and
true kid hobbies… like playing with pinhole cameras.

This beautiful
Pinhole Camera Kit from
the Museum of Modern Art is perfect for
ages 12 and up. I would even give this to my husband for a unique gift.
This type of camera allows a unique exploration of the
35mm medium, representing reality in a fascinating way. It can be
easily made using illustrated instructions
– the act of creating the camera and the images will be deeply
rewarding as it’s a process-focused task with a great end result.

The kit is US$28 plus post from the
Museum of Modern Art.

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