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Sun prints

I read about sun prints in a post by Jeanette at Artchoo I think, I honestly can’t remember where I saw the idea, but I am sure it is not my own!  Anyway, go see Artchoo, it is chock full of kids art projects and ideas!

We used construction paper and random objects and put them in full sun for the afternoon.

After a few hours (about 5), the magic was revealed!  I think there is more we can do with these ‘prints’.  Watch this space (mainly because I haven’t done anything with them yet!).

I made a heart with buttons which moved slightly during the process and gave a double exposure effect.  I love the scissors, the blue paper was very successful.


Construction paper fades out so quickly I am sure this would work well in less sun and less time.

I see more sun print experiments in our summer break.  What are you up to?  Making lots of art and having a great time I hope!


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I live in St Louis, MO, but I am originally from Lincoln, Great Britain. My family and I have lived in the Mid West for over 15 years now. My blog is where I blog and chat about all kinds of creative stuff.


  1. HA! You didn’t read it on Artchoo, but I think I shared it on my Facebook page….? Anyway, it’s such a cool project. Too bad we can’t do it today; it’s pouring here. Thanks for the mention, anyway, and your prints turned out great!

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  3. Ann says

    These are SO cool! We are SO making some of these. Hopefully it will be sunny tomorrow!

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