Solar viewing can be a lot of fun - after all, we do have a star close enough to us that we can actually see detail on it. But because it is close, it can also cause temporary - or worse, permanent - damage to your eyes or skin. The video below talks about the safety precautions to take when doing solar observing, the safe ways to view, and the unsafe methods you should not use to avoid injury.
Here are instructions on how to make a pinhole solar viewer, click here or here.
Here are instructions on how to make your own white light solar filter from simple materials and solar film.