Kids DIY | Summer Sun Art
Looking for an interesting way to display your child’s treasures found while beach combing or a summer hike? Have them try this super simple sun art project that combines outdoor recreation, science and doodling.
light sensitive paper – you can find it at most craft stores
collection of shells, leaves, twigs or flowers
white marker or paint pen
a sunny day
Take your collection of shells, leaves, rocks, flowers or whatever you happened to find and arrange them around the border of your light sensitive paper. Do this out of direct sunlight!
Take your paper outside or near a sunny window. Hang out and watch the paper turn white. It should take a minute or two depending on how bright it is. We did ours at noon and the paper changed color super fast.
Remove your collection and rinse the paper for about a minute. Optional: Add a couple drops of lemon juice to the rinse water to kick the color up a bit.
After rinsing lay the paper on a kitchen or paper towel to dry.
Once your paper is dry, doodle away! Add a character, self portrait or whatever you want. It’s up to you. Grab a couple pieces of colorful tape and hang. Now you have yourself some swanky sun art!