I just used my binoculars to project the image of the Sun on a piece of paper, and the sunspot cluster is really obvious (http://plus.google.com/108952536790629690817/posts/iDaXhs6UgRR). Wow. Several other spots are visible too. The first pic in this album shows the results; nothing to write home about, but you can see the spots! The second pic is the setup I used.

Of course, don't look directly at the Sun! DO what I did in the picture. If you have binoculars, you can prop up a piece of paper, then aim the binocs at the Sun to project the image on the paper. It's hard to hold them steady (I use a tripod), but if you get an image of the Sun more than a few centimeters across the spots will be easy to see.
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November 6, 2011 (2 photos)
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