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Make a Sunprint Using Objects from Nature!

Active Time
10-20 minutes
Total Project Time
45 minutes to 1 hour
Key Concepts
Light-sensitive chemical, chemical reaction
The result of a sunprint of one feather

Introduction

Have you ever wondered how artists are able to replicate intricate details in nature on paper or canvas? In this activity, you will depict these details in a different way! Using Sunprint® paper and sunlight, you too can make breathtaking representations of objects found in nature.

Credits

Sabine De Brabandere, PhD, Science Buddies
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Materials

  • Sunprint paper
  • Cardboard, clipboard, or other hard surface
  • Objects from nature
  • Plastic cover sheet
  • Bucket or large container
  • Water
    Materials needed for the make a Sunprint science activity.

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Active Time
10-20 minutes
Total Project Time
45 minutes to 1 hour
Key Concepts
Light-sensitive chemical, chemical reaction