This was a fun activity which needed a bit of experiment to get any results that were worth looking at. The guidance was to use a rolled up cone of tracing paper to diffuse the light shining on the subject.
My first attempt was a bit of a shambles with the paper encroaching on the image and in the end I used a dog’s ‘lampshade’ collar covered with paper, which wasn’t really long enough but produced better results. I will try to find a long narrow lampshade for future experiments. I got the message though, you need to diffuse the light to the extent that the camera lens does not reflect off this shiny object. This is my best result even though there is still a bit of reflection on the lid of the box. I also wonder whether the shiny blue background was a good idea or whether I should have stuck to plain as suggested in the text.