How toMake Solar Prints (PK - 8)
7 steps
What you’ll need
1 per student pair
Plastic Plate
A bowl full for a class
Assorted Small Objects / Shapes
Solar Prints Coach Guide
Buy
1 per participant, re-usable
Plastic Film / Sheet
1 per student pair
Black Dry Erase Marker
1 sheet per participant
Blueprint Paper
1 bottle per every three plates
Water
Using a black dry erase marker, draw a design on a transparency or plastic sheet.
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Remove blueprint paper from lightproof package. Lay face down - don’t start exposing too early!
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Flip & lay transparency over the paper, add 3D objects or cutouts to block UV exposure!
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Expose 1-2 min based on sun. Don’t overexpose, and flip until you’re ready to soak in water!
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Lay exposed print in a shallow tray of H2O to stop developing and wash out unexposed areas.
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Remove from tray and lay out to dry. You can carefully blot dry if needed.
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As it dries, your solar image will darken significantly. Allow up to 24 hours.
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