Born in the Tundra of Minnesota, I have since become a bit of a Gypsy. Currently calling home base the hot sands of Arizona, I do still travel often. Whether the journey is a physical one, or one taken by reading a fantastic book it doesn't matter, the fun is always in the adventure. As always I am an eclectic person that likes a wide array of things and has many passions. Creating, advocating for animals and Mothering just to name a few.

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Many of my friends are like me and love to go outside with their laptops. Of course the big problem

with most laptops is they have glossy screens and that can make it nearly impossible to see the screen in direct sunlight. A lot of people will tell you to sit in the shade or under an awning and while that helps it is not always possible nor does it fully enable you to see clearly. So what do you do? Well, it might not be pretty, but it works. You can make your own sun shade. Yes you can buy them but they run about 25 dollars so why not make one.

Might be a bit “ghetto” but here is the Instructable I followed.


– Materials needed: 3 paper bags (or less if you can do it). Scissors. Tape. Pen/Pencil.
– Gather your paper bags, open their bottoms, and lay them flat. See image 1.
– Align your laptop’s parallel edge (top or bottom) to the edge of a bag. Trace your laptop on the bag. See image 2.
– Cut approx. 1 inch (3cms) out from the tracing of your laptop, cutting through both sides of the bag. See image 3. (Call this piece, piece ONE.)


Step 2: Steps 4 – 6
– Tape-up the edges of piece ONE (extra “strength”). See image 1.
– Take piece ONE and align it with your laptop, as you see in image 2.
– Make a line on piece ONE that’s approx. 1 inch (3 cm) out from the parallel end of your laptop, as you see in image 2. DO NOT CUT ALONG THIS LINE. This will simply be used to measure and cut the other two pieces for your sunshade.
– Measure and cut the other two pieces for your sun shade (call these pieces, TWO-A and TWO-B). Once you’ve cut piece TWO-A, you can use it to measure and cut piece TWO-B (see image 3). Tape-up the edges of both TWO-A and TWO-B.

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