Where oh where oh where is Shadow?

November 24th, 2009 by Susannah

hand shadow puppets

We lost power on the weekend. At about 1am loud buzzing and zapping noises, big orange glow, sparks flying out where the street wires meet our house. Scary! Caitlin woke up terrified as she has developed a fear of storms and thought it was thunder (Even went to bed tonight still saying ‘no thunder?’ poor poppet). So by candlelight at 1am on Sunday morning I was making some of these hand shadow puppets on the wall complete with silly voices. She seemed to appreciate it, and it even got her giggling her adorable almost two year old hearty chuckle.

This old card is just smaller than A4 and has no details on it other than shown.

If you place your hands as shown in these pictures, and hold them in front of a light, their shadows will make the many creatures shown here.

One Response to “Where oh where oh where is Shadow?”

  1. Red Ted Art's Blog » Blog Archive » Kids Craft: Shadow Puppets & Theatre
    November 2nd, 2011 16:01

    […] We then had a go at Hand Shadow Puppets. Here are some old traditional instructions that I found on Butterfly Rocket: […]

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