One of my favorite things to do with Parker is walk around our neighborhood to collect things. He collects leaves, flowers and bugs. I collect Pokemon. It's great! So I bought some sun paper and we used the leaves, grass and flowers that Parker collected to create cyanotype prints. Follow along as I walk you through our creative process.
Plexiglass the size of your SunArt Paper (the paper I linked above comes with plexiglass)
Step 1: Collect some treasures from nature and arrange them as desired on top of your sun paper. I used pins to secure everything in place because I didn't have plexiglass. Next time we do this project, I will definitely use plexiglass to secure everything in place. Learn from my rookie mistake! This step should be done in a room with little light.
Step 2: Take your paper outside and let it sit in the sun for 2-5 minutes.
Step 3: Remove everything on the paper. It will look something like this. Kinda spooky.
Step 4: Completely soak paper in water bath for 1 minute. When you remove it from the water, it will look something like this. Cool right?
Step 5: Lay the paper flat to dry. Once it's dry, frame it and decorate your home. I decided to add it to my bedside shelf. It looks very sophisticated for kid art!
I hope you enjoyed this art project as much as we did. I still have a few packs of sun paper and want to repeat this project with feathers!