Year 5 Cyanotypes

Year 5 were full of the joys of summer during their art activity, creating cyanotype prints outside, on one of the hottest days in the year so far.

The girls created prints using flowers and leaves that they had picked and pressed weeks earlier. These flowers were laid onto pieces of chemically-sensitised cyanotype paper, that reacts to the UV rays in the sunlight. After only a minute, the flowers are hastily tipped off and the paper is then submerged in water for a further minute. The pale image that’s left is the outline and imprint of the object that was placed on it and the surrounding paper turns a deep Cyan blue.

The finished cyanotypes were excellent and fun was had by all!