Recently, Grade 1/2 students made these gorgeous cyanotypes.
They were asked to arrange a variety of everyday objects and materials on a plain white piece of paper. Some students used the objects to resemble particular things such as trees and even spiders!
Once their composition was complete, students carefully re-positioned their objects onto a sheet of cyanotype paper. They carried their boards outside and placed them in the sun for a few short minutes. Cyanotype paper reacts to UV light.
When students took their boards back inside, they removed the objects to reveal a unique photogram. The looks and sounds of excitement amongst the students was just wonderful. They rinsed their artwork in running water to fix it into place and to stop further exposure whilst still wowing at the results.