Active Time
10-20 minutes
Total Project Time
45 minutes to 1 hour
Key Concepts
Light-sensitive chemical, chemical reaction
Detailed outline of a white feather on a blue background

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