So Houston is definitely superior to San Antonio in this way - it has a Photography Museum. Not only a place to see cool photographs, but it has classes (be still my heart)! When I heard they were having a family day, I knew we had to go.
The boys got to see themselves in an old timey portrait:
Then they decorated frames:
Then they set up some exposure paper. This was cool.
Set it in the sun to let it expose...
(Can you tell the lens distortion here? It's wonky, I know.)
Then we set it in a liquid, then hung it to dry:
(Again, major distortion on Charlie's face. But see the papers behind him? So cool!)
And here's Charlie's final product:
I want to try that again sometime. I hear you can get the stuff at arts and crafts stores.