STEAM Saturday – Lego Sun Prints! (3/26/2022)

Spring has sprung!  Today for STEAM Saturday, we are taking things OUTSIDE to make Lego sun prints!  This neat project combines the science of ultraviolet rays with art.  All you need to make your Lego sun prints is Lego parts and pieces (the more variety, the better), construction paper, and some sunshine.

Find a flat surface outside where you can lay out your construction paper.  Have your child use the Lego parts and pieces to build something small, or just to experiment with different shapes.  Lay them out on the construction paper, and make sure they get plenty of sunlight.  Now comes the hard part… waiting!

While you are waiting, the sun’s ultraviolet rays are breaking down the chemical structure of the construction paper where it hits.  When you come back and remove the Legos, you’ll find your images remaining on the page.  Try this experiment with different types of paper to see how the sun’s light fades the paper depending on the chemical makeup of the paper.

As always, get as creative as you like, and of course, have lots of fun together!

Click HERE to see the full project from Little Bins for Little Hands.

We’ll see you right back here next Saturday for another STEAM Saturday activity!  Scroll through the rest of our website to learn how Critchlow Adkins is Building Brighter Futures for the children and families we serve!

Scroll to Top