Shadow Puppet workshops for KS1 and KS2 to tie in with Literacy, Science, Design and Technology.

Simple Silhouettes

Colourful sea creatures can be created by cutting and assembling simple shapes, without the need for advanced drawing skill or delicate cutting ability. However, for older children, there are endless possibilities for making quite sophisticated figures with great visual and dramatic potential.In performance, with coloured lighting and atmospheric music these are amazingly effective, and each child will feel a real sense of achievement. A partial blackout is sufficient.

Popular shadow puppet making ideas: UNDERWATER – NOCTURNAL ANIMALS – MINI-BEASTS

SUITABLE FOR RECEPTION, KS1 & KS2


Colourful Characters

These translucent puppets, which are reminiscent of the traditional Indian, Chinese, Indonesian and Turkish leather figures, are created by rubbing baby oil into felt tip pen drawings on white card.

These can be jointed or left on a single control. This technique lends itself to dramatising a well known story.

Popular Shadow Puppet ideas: TRADITIONAL TALES – TOYS – DIVALI – HEROES AND VILLAINS

SUITABLE FOR KS1 & KS2

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