• Angie Olson

Sun-Printing in C2

The past couple of weeks, the children have helped to collect and choose interesting objects from our classroom and from nature. After waiting many days for sun, each child arranged a few objects on the sun print paper in a way they thought was beautiful. After patiently waiting a few minutes, we rinsed each paper in a bath of water and dried them in the sun. The process was magical!

After some practice with our individual work, we were ready for a collaborative sun print on cloth with Aliza Rand (Ray’s Mom). It is amazing and on display in the C2 coat room. All sun prints will be available at the Woodland Auction/Parent’s Night Out this Saturday evening. Your Classroom 2 teachers would be excited to see you there!

If you are interested in knowing how this process works, read the following from Steve Spangler Science. “The sun sensitive paper is coated with light sensitive chemicals, which react to light waves and particles when exposed to light. When you place objects on the paper, they block the light and then turn white while the paper around them remains blue. Water stops the process and fixes your images on paper.”


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