Being Catholic, we don't really "celebrate" the summer solstice, but we did watch A Midsummer Night's Dream with James Cagney, Olivia de Haviland and Mickey Rooney playing Puck oh-so-wonderfully. And I do love the sun and the long days, if not the humidity of summer. And that is worth at least a hat tip, eh?
I really enjoy how fast and easy glue batik is. I dug out a scrap of white cotton--an old crib sheet, I think--and pinned it to a piece of cardboard in the morning. Then, using that wonderful stuff, Elmer's School Glue Gel, I traced a circle using a plastic bucket lid and free-handed the rest of the sun. And I let it dry.
Then I went at it with acrylic craft paints. Go on and slop the stuff on; in my opinion it looks better than if you try to do a coloring book type, stay-within-the-lines sort of thing. Spatters look right at home on batik. Then I let that dry, too. I probably ought to have put waxed paper between the cloth and the cardboard, as the paint stuck a bit. I was able to soak it off in the next step, but that could be avoided.
Last--the fun part--wash it. You could put it by itself in a wash cycle, but I can't bear running a wash with only one item in it, so I scrubbed it in the sink. Use hot water and a bit of soap, and the glue lines should rub right off. Rinse it well and hang to dry. Make a banner! Make T-shirts! Make a tote-bag! It's lots of fun...