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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Cyanotype (Sun Paper Art) Toddler Art

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. 

Materials Needed
Plexiglass the size of your SunArt Paper (the paper I linked above comes with plexiglass)
Cardboard
Tray
Water

Instructions
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!

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