This is the classic "solar paper" that makes beautiful pictures by placing objects on the paper and exposing it to the sun. The paper undergoes a chemical change when exposed to sunlight. Save the print by soaking in water then drying.Made in the USA. Ages 6 to Adult.Contains 15 sheets, 4" X 4".
Students and Teachers project tip!
A great art project as well as a solar educational tool. With this paper you can also demonstrate UV blocking sunscreen by smearing sunscreen on the plexiglass and exposing the paper to the sun. Use different strengths of sunscreen and see how the image has changed.
Posted by Cameron Roberts, Manager, CYR Printing on 8th Feb 2013
During your high school years, your teacher may have asked you to do the classic solar paper experiment. Using a specialized ‘solar paper’, you can place objects on the paper and expose it to the sun. Upon exposure to sunlight, the paper will undergo a chemical change to create a beautiful abstract, floral or any other print. To save your artwork, you need to soak the print in water and dry.
If you would like to perform the same experiment on your own or with your kids, simply purchase the SunPrint Solar Photographic Paper from SpheralSolar.com. The paper measures 4” x 4” and the package is already a refill so you would not have to pay much for it. For science teachers, you can use it to demonstrate UV blocking sunscreens by smearing sunscreen on a plexiglass then exposing it to sunlight. Different strengths of sunscreen will change the image that will appear on paper.
Posted by Lillard Jones, CT on 10th Jan 2013
Perhaps it’s already common knowledge among children that solar power, the energy from the sun, can be used as alternative to conventional electricity. That’s why they can see panels installed on roofs, yards, and decks. There are also a lot of lighting fixtures that use the same technology, and they are found in highways, marinas, and even remote roads.
But sunlight can also be utilized for fun projects, such as photo printing. The solar photographic paper from SunPrint does that. It relies on the chemical activity that happens once the paper is exposed to sunlight, particularly UV light. The object is then “captured” into the paper. The students can also choose to preserve their handiwork by simply immersing the photo paper in clear water and drying them through hanging.
Another way to use the paper is to use a Plexiglas and a sunblock lotion. Test the effectiveness of the sunscreen by slathering a good amount onto the glass, then place the paper underneath. Let the students observe and take note.