SUN FUN: An Easy Read Activity Book by Caroline Arnold. Here is the perfect book to inspire activities to do with your kids, grandkids, or students, on a hot summer day!
Did you know that you can tell time by the sun, cook with the sun, and
make pictures with the sun? This book for children ages 5 to 9 has ten
fun activities that use energy from the sun, including making a sun
clock, shadow puppets, and sun reflectors. From an ice cube race to
learning how to watch a solar eclipse, this book uses easily found
materials and simple directions to learn about the sun and solar energy.
I wrote and illustrated this book in 1981. Many of the
projects were ones that I did with my own children and their friends
(who became models for my drawings for the book.) The book has long
been out of print but is now available in digital format as a Kindle
book on Amazon and at StarWalk Kids. Have fun and stay cool!
You can preview the book in this video on YouTube about how to make a sun clock.
This book was illustrated back in the days of preseparated art. I had
only three colors to work with--black, red, and yellow--and had to
create a separate drawing for each color. I worked on a light table to
make sure that the images for each color would line up (or register)
when the pages were printed. In the printing process, the colors
combined to make the final image.
Note: This is an updated reposting of an early blog.