Add some magic to your children’s evening by creating some shadow puppets at home and let them tell the bedtime story. With only a lamp, some stationary and a white wall, you can invent a tale that stretches their imagination and looks beautiful. Fun and creative, making shadow puppets is also a great way to ease kids into feeling comfortable in the dark, as they see that not all things in the shadows are scary! Follow our guide to create the best and most beautiful shadow puppets, that will have your little ones looking forward to lights out…
You’ll some cardboard, sellotape, a pencil, some scissors and some skewers. To ensure your shadows have crisp edges, it is important to keep the material thin. We recommend using thin black pasterboard for the best results. Now it’s time to get creative: when they’ve chosen the type of puppet they want to make, they can begin to draw an outline. This might be an animal, a friend or family member, a character from a story, or a figment of their imagination. Once they have drawn a design, they can cut it out carefully with scissors. A clean, clear edge will make the puppet stand out and be more easily recognisable so it is worth them taking their time on this. Once they have attached their outline to a skewer using sellotape, their puppet is ready for action!
In the Limelight
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