Stick Crafts – Shadow Puppet

Chaos writes:

kidschaos-dragon-shadow-puppetHere’s a very simple stick craft we’ve been doing this week… great shadow puppets inspired by Chinese New Year this weekend:

You’ll need some sticks (!) from the garden, or as we do, collected on weekend walks by small children. Some black card, sellotape, a pencil, scissors and some ‘brads’ (the pins with bendy legs, I never remember what their name is!) Oh, and some coloured tissue paper or sweet wrappers. AND a torch if you fancy doing a shadow puppet show!

We drew the dragon ‘pieces’ out onto the black card – cut them out, and joined them together with the brads (we used a bit of plasticine behind the card, and pushed a pencil through to make the hole for the brad).

KidsChaosRedTedArt screen grabAttach the sticks with tape at the back and you’re ready to go! You’ll need a couple of characters for the shadow puppet show – standing behind a large white sheet – we dimmed the lights, shone the torch and tried them out. We made up some short stories for our characters and put on a fun silhouette show!!

Click the YouTube link to view the Google+ hangout hosted byย Maggy Woodley from Red Ted Art and meet meย Ali Clifford at the Stick Craft hangout with Anthea Bartonย  from Zing Zing Tree, Kelly Innes ( Domestic Goddesque) and Liz Burton.

Don’t forget to head over to Red Ted Art and check out the links for all the crafts featured on the video:

I also write over on www.agreenerlifeforus.com ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. chaos Author

      My two loved doing the shadow puppets – we’ll be making some ‘people’ at the weekend to go with the dragon! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. I’m very impressed with your dragon – clearly you are a much better drawerer (as DD calls it) than me!

    I must have a go, although I might stick with a snake haha! x

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    1. chaos Author

      hehee… well that would be perfect as it IS the year of the snake after all Lizzie! X

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      1. Funny you should say that …. Boys range in the pipeline ๐Ÿ™‚ and we love to hear suggestions from mothers of boys – what they like as well as what they don’t so feel free to share! Info@michikoandme.com
        Off to hunt down some card for shadow puppets….

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        1. chaos Author

          OK will do! ๐Ÿ™‚ we’ve got a Japanese student coming to stay soon, so we may well be inspired!

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