With Sunprint paper you can make photographic type prints using sun and water!. Invented by the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California (Berkeley), Sunprint paper goes through a chemical change when exposed to light.
This kit includes 12 small sheets of Sunprint paper, each 10cm by 10cm, and one reusable acrylic sheet. The Sunprint Kit is also available in a larger size with 30cm x 20cm sheets.
Just follow these simple steps and watch your image emerge:
- Select an item, like a leaf, flower, twig, seashell, feather, key, small (mostly flat) toy – experiment with anything really! You can even use an old black and white negative, if you have any.
- Assemble in this order: a piece of cardboard at the bottom, then Sunprint paper, then the item you have chosen, then the included acrylic sheet.
- Expose to the sun until the paper turns almost white (from 1 to 5 minutes depending on the strength of the sunlight). Do not overexpose.
- Quickly rinse the Sunprint paper with water for about 1 minute, and dry flat. That’s it!