Sun Prints for Kids
There's no better time than summer for your child to explore the effects of light and shadow! Combine science and art with this entertaining experiment that results in a pretty sun print. Sun prints, which usually employ the sun's rays and chemically-treated paper to create a silhouette of an object, were one of the earliest forms of photography. Help him tap into this classic, awe-inspiring technique and investigate how different household objects react with light—using ordinary, inexpensive construction paper.
What You Need:
- Construction paper (try buying less expensive paper that is prone to fading)
- Solid objects/shapes (use household items such as a coffee can or cut out shapes from cardboard)