Let the sun add an extra dose of fun to your LEGO pile! Pull out this easy art project on a sunny day.
Create a LEGO Sun Print
- Construction paper
- Lego bricks
- A sunny day!
1 – Grab a bowl full of LEGO bricks.
2 – Set out the paper in an area that will get a few hours of direct sunlight.
3 – Design away: build patterns, design mosaics, scatter bricks haphazardly! The kids can even build structures and see what happens to the paper when sun and the shadows of their towers, castles, and vehicles hit the paper. It’s fun to compare the bricks lying flat on the paper to stacked bricks.
4 – Leave the designs in the sun! Some of our papers, especially the ones with only a few bricks on them, blew in the breeze. We just chalked that up to another science lesson, and noted that those papers didn’t have the prints, or they were fainter.
5- Come back and check. The designs pictured were left out for around 2 hours. You could leave them for longer. Or even arrange a row of bricks of the same size and remove one each half hour, and see the difference over time.
Of course this works with any other object – try other toys, or items from nature! In the picture above we used brightly colored buttons.
Once your child has revealed their pattern, they can flip the paper to see the original color!
Double your fun: Flip the paper over (that will still be the original color) and repeat the project!
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