Create your own shadow puppets and have them tell a spooky story this Halloween! Here’s how to make these creations:
You will need:
-black construction paper
-bamboo sticks/popsicle sticks/or something similar
-these spooky Halloween templates:
Or check out One Perfect Day Blog here to see other Halloween images.
To make these shadow puppets, simply print off the templates (from above, or from a website of your choosing). Using these templates, trace your spooky object onto the black construction paper, then cut out the object. Using the tape, attach a bamboo stick to the black construction paper image to create your finished shadow puppet. Once you have completed all of the shadow puppets you wish to use, simply turn off the lights and use a flashlight to put on a spooky Halloween show.
Can you tell a spooky Halloween story with your shadow puppets?
Here are some British artists that used shadows to help create their story:
How did each artist use shadow? How did the shadow help to tell a story? What stories do you see within these paintings? Can you recreate these stories with your own shadow puppets?
Create your own shadow puppets and your own stories this Halloween!