June 13, 2020

Worcester, MA

Sun Prints

Investigate how objects react to light with Sun Prints! Ask your child what they think will happen if they cover part of a piece of paper with an object, and leave it in the sun? Will it stay the same or change? Make guesses and jot them down. Look for objects of different shapes or cut templates out of dark construction paper or cardboard. Place the shapes onto construction paper, making sure they don't fill the entire piece of paper. Set the paper, with the shapes on it, in the sunlight. This can be done outside, or on a windowsill or table near a sunny window depending on the weather. Periodically have your child lift the corner of a shape to see if it's creating a print. Take the shapes off of the paper to reveal a pretty sun print!