Going on a nature walk to collect interesting items for the sun print art project will help kids look at their surroundings in a new way. The Cyanotype creates a photographic negative of the objects collected and helps kids observe the objects in greater detail and how each object's properties affect their print! Have fun on your nature adventure!
What Can I Be?
Written by Niyatee Parikh Sharma, Illustrated by Vibha Suryanarayanan
This beautiful picture book by Niyatee Sharma is about a mother and her daughter who take a nature trail. Every step of the nature trail, they talk about what the child wants to be. The child builds little structures with sticks, a beautiful freeform building that is open-ended and creative. She sees an anthill and her mother tells her she can be an architect and design fine buildings. "Do you know ants are the most amazing architects of nature?" she says. The mother and child pass through trees, ponds, fields and they see all forms of nature. According to the author, the idea behind the book was to take inspiration and clues from nature about what they can set out to do or achieve with their lives. This really shines through in the book!Subscribe to Toka Junior Gift a Box
Nature Sun PrintsGo on a nature walk and collect interesting items - interesting leaves, flowers etc. Decide how you would like to arrange your items to create your art. Explore how the power of the sun can create a beautiful print and how each object's properties - being thick or thin, translucent or opaque affects how the prints turn out. Make Art cards out of your prints!
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