Poppy didn’t take pictures with a camera in my book, GRANDMA BUFFALO, MAY AND ME. She probably drew pictures like my grandkids do. However, she liked looking at photographs, especially those of relatives she called “the greats”—great-grandparents, great-aunts and great-uncles.
I remember making a box or pinhole camera when I was young. Today, the Internet offers many websites, some more appropriate for kids than others. Rather than duplicate these instructions, I suggest you visit one of the websites I recommend, with a grown-ups permission, of course. Remember, do not click on any ads on websites. Do not sign up for email. Just read the instructions.
I hope you liked learning how a camera works and building your own with the help of a grown-up.