Make amazing white on blue prints with your favorite objects! Just place leaves, flowers, shells or whatever you choose on the photo-sensitive paper and place in the sun. Remove the objects after a couple of minutes and rinse the paper to "fix" it. Congratulations, you've made a permanent piece of sun art! Kit includes 30 sheets of 12.70 cm x 17.78 cm (5" X 7") sun-sensitive paper. Recommended for children ages 6 and up.
- 30 sheets of 12.70 cm x 17.78 cm (5" X 7") sun sensitive paper
How Does It Work?
What Does It Teach?
Learn about the nature of sunlight and how light-sensitive chemicals work. From here, launch a discussion about how color photos are developed, as each layer of chemicals on the film react to photons of different color.
Science Fair Connection:
When the Sun Sensitive Paper reacts to ultraviolet light, it's a pretty fantastic demonstration of UV-reactive materials. However, this awesome demonstration isn't, by itself, a science fair project. To create a science fair project using the Sun Sensitive Paper, all you need to do is identify and use a variable. A variable is an aspect or factor of the experiment that you can control and alter. Here are some examples of variables that you could use:
- Test different sunscreen brands or SPFs by spreading the sunscreen on the paper.
- Try to find the best pair of UV-blocking sunglasses.
Once you identify your variable (don't let us hold you back, if you have better ideas, use those!), start conducting your experiments. Make sure that you keep all other factors the same, though. Otherwise, you'll have multiple variables!
science fair project-sun sensitive paper review by JJ on 5/1/2013
we loved this...my daughter had a project due and my whole family got involved with it...it is an excellent thing to do. loved all information we recieved from this experiment
Good Stuff review by Cynthia Baumann on 4/4/2013
I used the sun-sensitive paper by giving each child (ages 4-7) three stips on a sheet of cardboard. On one strip of photo paper they placed a picture (from a transparancy), on another strip they did the same and covered the entire paper with a piece of opaque construction paper, and the third strip was the same but it was place inside a little plastic baggie that was covered in sunblock on the outside.
After going outside in the sun and returning, they saw that the best sun protection was the strip covered with construction paper. Next was the baggie with sun block, and so on. It worked wonderfully! Like magic. Fun.
Who knew... review by Jane Roscoe on 3/3/2013
After reading about and looking at some images from the sunprint.com website, I realized that you can print any image you like onto a transparency and then place the sunprint paper underneath and the prints come out stunning! I am using them for a Sunday School lesson so I also printed the Bible verse on the transparency and they turned out very readable. This is such a great product.
A huge hit with the kids! review by Kim on 1/29/2013
At first we thought it hadn't worked, but when we rinsed the paper, *pow!* the images appeared! The girls were all singing & dancing & were so very happy! Very cool stuff!
Paper Blues review by Deborah Easley on 1/14/2013
I followed the instructions, but the images did not come out the way I thought they should. It wasn't a total disappointment, the kids were amazed that it did show the images.
Sun Paper... review by Amy on 12/15/2012
We used this for part of my daughter's birthday party. It was a big hit. A lot of the kids thought it was magic. I cut the paper's down to smaller sizes so they could do 2 if they wanted. That was a hit too. So glad I got this.
Oooo's and Ahhhh's review by Kristi Beil on 10/27/2012
Our homeschool group meets weekly and we are currently studying the solar system and the sun. We used both the sun print paper and the UV beads for our science experiments today and all I heard was "Ooooo!" and "Wow!" and "Ahhhhh!" The experiment directions on your website that accompany the product was SO helpful to all of us! During lunch I left the container of UV beads just sitting out so that kids could keep touching them and playing with them. It was so fun to "overhear" the kids noticing things like; "The blue ones turn color fast than the rest." So then I would encourage them to see what color changes next and next and next.
We had 12 families all participating in the experiments with children ages 4-12. All of them wanted to know where I purchased the supplies and I felt very confident telling them where! I felt that the quality and the value of the products was well worth the discoveries we made!
Thank you for making science so exciting!!!
Loved it review by Gerry on 9/4/2012
My grandaughter and her friend loved every minute of it.
lovely sun art work review by jackiewright on 7/21/2012
makes beautiful intricate amazing prints with just the sun and nature. lovely. great on a sunny day
Nature Prints review by Jaclyn Russell on 7/13/2012
I liked the product very much. I tested them to fix all the kinks for my 6th graders. It worked very well, I just have to figure out a way to get a nice rich blue instead of a faded blue.