Summer holidays are in full swing and to tell you the truth I was dreading it! Worried about how I would entertain my two little children without Kindy and our usual activities. To my surprise I have been enjoying these school holiday. There is no need to rush around in the morning, the mornings are now calm. We have been spending lots of time at the beach swimming and pottering around the house.
Spending lots of time at home means we have been doing lots of craft, making and creating. My daughter JJ and I have been experimenting with a Sunprint Kit.
We are big on nature play and enjoyed collecting flowers, leaves and other objects which we arranged on the special Sunprint paper. We even experimented with a snake skin we found on our recent 4wd trip.
The paper is then covered with an acrylic sheet and left in the sun for around one to five minutes. The special sunprint paper goes through a chemical change when exposed to the light. The objects leave a print on the paper, rinse the paper under water to set the image.
Ta-da, now we have some beautiful sunprints. Now I just have to work out what I am going to do with them. Maybe put them in a small frame and hang them on the wall in JJ’s room.
If you would like to make your own sun print we picked up our Sunprint Kit from Biome for $14.95. Each kit includes: 12 x 10cm square blue paper, 1 x 10xm square acrylic paper and instructions. Click here if you would like to buy a sunprint and start creating your beautiful prints.
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