Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Shadow Puppets

Now that it's getting darker and colder outside it's important to have some fun indoor activities to keep your little ones entertained.  A fun playgroup activity you can try is a shadow puppet theater.  They're so easy to make!

Here's what you'll need:

-Black Construction Paper
-Popsicle sticks
-Tape or glue
-Large sheet of white paper

Draw some animals or fairy tale characters onto the black construction paper.  If you don't have black paper or want to cut your characters out on thicker material you can use card stock and paint it.  Tape or glue the figure onto a Popsicle stick and let it dry.  

Make a puppet show theater by hanging up a large white sheet of paper between two chairs or any tall pillars you have around the house.  You can also use a white sheet if you have one.
Want to incorporate a snack into your playgroup shadow puppet theme?  You can use animal crackers on toothpicks for some edible fun.  See if your kids can guess which animal it is by looking at the shadow.

Here's some fun fairy tale characters you can use, or just have fun drawing some of your own animals!   


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  2. Wondering chance less awesome and nice images to make shadow puppets in hand

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