Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Shadow puppet show













Day 10. Let's make our own shadow puppet theatre show.

This evening, i set up a shadow puppet theatre for the girls. I was thinking about making a theatre out of a box and adding decorative details but then i remembered that they are still quite young and that it is something we can do in a few years time together.

To create the theatre, i hung up an old white cot sheet between two chairs and put a lamp behind the sheet. I used templates from Confetti Sunshine blog and then used sticks from the garden instead of spending money on bamboo or kebab sticks. It didn't cost us a penny and we had such a fun time. The girls made up little songs together and Elle told me the story about "the little squirrel that wanted to make some bread by no other animal would help her" (She has been studying the little red hen story at school). Elle has her first Christmas nativity play tomorrow and told me she was a little nervous but after her shadow puppet show, she said that all her nervous feelings had gone away. I loved seeing them put this show on together and then having little giggle fits behind the sheet as their animals bumped into each other! I cannot wait until we can make up a proper box theatre and i am going to get the girls a few shadow puppet sets i have seen on Etsy and they can put on shows when ever they want!
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  1. This is soooo cute! :) They are adorable!

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    1. Thank you very much. It was such a fun thing to do x

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  3. Oh that fantastic idea! Must have been fun.
    I will think about making some puppets for my little cousin, he loves telling stories about a big and very nice monster...and no doubt would love to have your own! Sometimes children have more creativity to tell stories than us, does not it!

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    1. Thank you. Yes you should. There are lots of free templates online. I have seen a few monster ones :)

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    2. I've been looking for some too, saw puppets fabric beautiful! Simple tutorials on youtube if you do too!

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    3. Yes, there are lots around. I hope you get to make some :) Let me know how you get on, i would love to see :) Email me if you like x

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  4. this is so sweet! they must have loved it (i think i would have loved it and i'm all grown up!)

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    1. Oh thank you! Yes, they loved it and i secretly did too ha x

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  5. The possibilities are endless, what a lovely idea! :)

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    1. Thank you Fritha! We are going to do another show for my friend on Saturday :) x

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  7. This is brilliant, I love it and your photographs are absolutely gorgeous!

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  8. Aww what a magical memory you have created there!

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    1. Thank you so much, I cannot wait to look back on these photos in years to come x

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  9. This is so gorgeous - well done you :)

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  10. Err can I come and live at your house?! I love all these fabulous activities you've been doing with your girls <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. YES!!!! Come over :) We would have such fun times x

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  11. Such a wonderful idea :D P.S I love your deer header.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment x

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  12. This is such a fabulous thing to do with your girls! Love this! xoxo Jen

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  13. This is a great idea, my little girl is obsessed with shadows. Sometimes she finds them a bit scary so I think this would help her understand what they are x

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    1. Oh yes! I think it would be a great idea. Maybe let her help print of and colour in her own characters x

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