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 Super Sunprint Kit includes 15 large sheets of Sunprint paper, each 30cm by 20cm, and one reusable acrylic sheet. The Sunprint Kit is also available in a smaller size with 10cm x 10cm sheets.
Just follow these simple steps and watch your image emerge:
- Select your item(s), like leaves, flowers, twigs, seashells, feathers, keys, small (mostly flat) toys – get creative with anything really! The extra space provided by the large sheets it this Super Sunprint Kit give you the flexibility to mix different items on one picture. You can even use old black and white negatives, 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!