This is the extreme version of making sun prints on construction paper. I walked passed this solar print paper at the store and decided to give it a try.
The pack I found came with 12 sheets of blue paper & a little frame to hold your treasures in place.
Creating Solar Silhouettes
We placed one blue paper in the frame. Then the kids added their collection of plants. After the plants were placed just perfectly, they layed down the top of the frame.
The directions said to create your design out of direct sunlight because the paper reacts quickly.
They weren’t kidding. In less than a minute of being outside the paper already began changing color.
You know it’s done when the paper turns a near white. This took only about 2 minutes.
We brought the paper inside & removed the plant pieces. Notice where the plants were is blue & where the sun hit the paper is white.
The directions said to run the paper under cold water, which we did. Running the water over the paper changed the blue parts to white & the white parts to blue. Now that’s some crazy science.
Next was to let it dry and the next day I hung it in our school room. Later I will have the boys add these to their nature journals.
Farm Kid2’s Solar Creation
I think this one is my favorite. I love how the daisies turned out.
We still have paper left over. What objects should we experiment with next?