Time is running out and we have been trying to squeeze in everything on our summer bucket list. This past weekend we tried sun prints.
The special paper can be difficult to find (in Toronto, I found it at this hobby shop).
We picked out some objects. About 5 minutes in the sun. This is a collection of keys found in the basement of our 1912 house when we moved in.
Rinse under water for about one minute. The directions suggest adding a few drops of lemon juice to increase the intensity so we did that. After a rinse, let dry on a clothes line or drying rack. We found the colour became more intense as the paper dried.
We also used our alphabet letters to create words. The girls made a birthday card for a friend.
We still have some of the special paper left over so we might try some of the more advanced project suggestions (such as using negatives) in the future.
Happy crafting and thanks for reading,