After we made a Mason Jar Solar Light, we noticed that our non-frosted mason jar lantern created a loopy, squiggly, and sharp pattern of shadows when illuminated on the table.
To turn this into an art activity, we added a few supplies (a piece of paper and pencil) and played around with this fun and creative shadow drawing prompt.
Care to join us?
Drawing Prompt: Capturing Shadows
Supplies for Shadow Drawing Prompt
If you don’t already have a solar light mason jar, you’ll need these supplies:
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- Wide Mouth Mason Jars. These Mason Jars by Ball are awesome.
- Solar Path lights. I found ours at Osh for $3.99 each. I searched at our local hardware store first, but the lights I found there didn’t fit into the Mason Jars.
- Darkened Room
Click over here for the Mason Jar Solar Light tutorial.
If the room isn’t dark enough for the solar panel to activate the light, place a square of dark paper over the panel. Voila!
What we did
We placed the clear mason jar over a sheet of paper and looked for the darkest, crispest lines to trace. Simple as that! The finished pieces looked like something from space, and now we’re talking about the possibility of adding some color.
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What a great idea. I am going to have to try this one with my daughter.
Thanks, Erika! It’s easy to set up, and I hope you both enjoy trying it.
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