This week we made DIY shadow puppets and found different ways to play/explore with them as part of our Light & Reflections Series! These were very easy to make and only required a few inexpensive items that you may already have on hand and you can reuse all that old cardboard you have laying around!
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Exploring Light with DIY Shadow Puppets
- Cardboard (or a heavier card stock paper)
- Kebab Skewers or wooden dowels
- Black Paint
- Tape (packaging or duct tape work best)
When they were done we set up our own little puppet theater using our Step 2 Treehouse Climber. I taped a large piece of paper over one “window” and then attached a light to the other side. You could easily use a box by cutting a hole in the bottom, lining the hole with thin paper (or wax paper even), then turn it on it’s side and you’re ready to play!
I took many photos but I lost 3/4 in a camera accident 🙁 and the rest that were on my phone were pretty blurry because the puppets were busy playing “tag” or going for “walks” and “piggy rides” but at least I got the few good ones above!
Frog Pond Small World on Light Table at And Next Comes L
Reggio Light Play at Racheous
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