This is a craft where the sun will do most of the work. You will need to find the sunniest
spot in your house or yard and it will take some time – at least three hours of full
sunlight. You will need brightly colored construction paper and various shaped objects.
Lay the piece of paper in the sunny location first and then place the objects on the page.
Be sure to leave space around each object, they should not be touching. Items such as
leaves, coins, utensils, or anything else with an interesting shape can be used. Then you
have to wait, but it will be worth it.
After a period of time, the sun will fade the paper that is not covered by the objects that
were place on it. When you take the shapes off you will have made a picture with the
sun. To make it more interesting you can use different shapes or objects to create a
picture or a scene instead of only trying to get shapes. Good materials to use for making
a sun picture are different shapes of pasta, string, and other household items such as
cotton swabs and cotton balls.
It is best to use a bright colored piece of paper or this craft will not work properly. The
quality of paper used should not be poster board. The poster board or similar paper will
still fade but it will take longer (maybe more than one day in the sun) to get the desired
Be careful with the finished artwork. If you hang them up in a sunny spot in the house,
the sun may continue to work on the paper and fade away the hard work that was put into
the craft. The best way to preserve it is to tuck it away in a scrapbook or art folder.
The Climate of the Philippines is either tropical rainforest, tropical savanna or tropical monsoon, or humid subtropical (in higher-altitude areas) characterized by relatively high temperature, oppressive humidity and plenty of rainfall. There are two seasons in the country, the wet season and the dry season, based upon the amount of rainfall. This is dependent as well on your location in the country as some areas experience rain all throughout the year.
Based on temperature, the seven warmest months of the year are:
- from March to October; the winter monsoon brings cooler air
- from November to February
- May is the warmest month
- January, the coolest
There are four recognized climate types in the Philippines, and they are based on the distribution of rainfall (See the Philippine Climate Map). They are described as follows:
Type I. Two pronounced season: dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.
Type II. No dry season with a pronounced rainfall from November to January.
Type III. Seasons are not very pronounced, relatively dry from November to April, and wet during the rest of the year.
Type IV. Rainfall is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year.
Relative humidity is high in the Philippines. A high amount of moisture or vapor in the air makes hot temperatures feel hotter. This quantity of moisture is due to different factors - the extraordinary evaporation from the seas that surrounds the country on all sides, to the different prevailing winds in the different seasons of the year, and finally, to the abundant rains so common in a tropical country. The first may be considered as general causes of the great humidity, which is generally observed in all the islands throughout the year. The last two may influence the different degree of humidity for the different months of the year and for the different regions of the Archipelago.