Easy Botanical Prints

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The girls and I made some pretty botanical prints with the help of the Sun, some water, and a Sunprint Kit similar to this one. They were so proud of how nicely their prints turned out! We used natural items we collected from our yard — sticks, flower petals, and leaves.

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A few things I noticed about making Sunprints using this kit:

  • It is very important to follow the directions exactly.
  • Be sure to remove the paper backing from the acrylic sheet.
  • The prints appear, then disappear. Then they reappear much later as the paper dries. We did three sunprints as a trial run, and I almost threw them all away because I thought we had somehow messed them up!
  • They are lots of FUN to make and an effective way to demonstrate solar energy, and easy homemade photography!

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Wishing you and your lovely family a wonderful weekend!!

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  1. I have been meaning to do this! Thanks for the reminder. It is beautiful!

  2. I remember doing this as a kid and thinking it was the COOLEST thing ever!

  3. I am thankful for your “tips” on using this paper, ’cause I probably thrown the paper away too if I didn’t know the print disappeared and reappeared later! :0)


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