Make sun-stained art! This is the Summer-themed activity in Kitchen Chemistry: Weather Science, created by Audrey Hagopian for our Charter a Summer of Learning guide.
Materials for Sun-Stained Art
Black or dark colored sheet of construction paper
Objects of various shapes (ex. leaves, small toys, utensils)
Repositionable glue, optional (find it here)
Procedure for Sun-Stained Art
Collect some objects around the house or pieces of nature from outside.
Place the sheet of dark colored construction paper in a very sunny location outside.
Position your objects on the paper. If you are using light objects, like flowers & leaves, use small rocks to hold them in place.
After 3–5 hours, remove the objects from the paper. You now have custom made art!
Alternative: Glue your objects to the paper with repositionable glue. Tape your paper up in a sunny window. After a few days, take your paper down and remove the glued objects.
Read More About Weather Science
“Cloud Formation,” NASA Climate Kids
“Sunny Science: Sun Up, Fade Out,” Scholastic
“Cloud,” National Geographic
“Snow,” Britannica Kids
More Kitchen Chemistry
Find activities for Spring, Fall, and Winter in the Kitchen Chemistry: Weather Science post created by Audrey Hagopian for our Charter a Summer of Learning guide.