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Creative Prompt

a simple, but fun at-home exercise!

All you need to make your own shadow puppets are your hands, a wall and a light source.  A bedside lamp or table lamp works perfectly.

  • Put one hand between the light and the wall so that you can clearly see the shadow of your hand. 
  • Then, simply by changing the shape of your hand, you can make animals, birds and other characters come to life.

My grandfather used to do this before slide shows when we were growing up and it was always great fun.