Earth Hour 2012 is on Saturday 31st March at 8.30pm. Makedo are turning off the lights and joining the hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world uniting to support the largest environmental event in history.
This year, we’re doing it Star Wars style with a lights out activity!
Travel to a galaxy far, far away with this very cool R2D2 Shadow Puppet Theatre. Turn out the lights and cross over to the dark side with Darth Vader, play out a lightsaber battle or seek out Yoda to begin Jedi training… all in an effort to restore balance as we switch off the lights for Earth Hour on March 31st.
Will you join us into the dark side this Earth Hour?
Follow through these easy step-by-step instructions to make your very own Shadow Puppet Theatre with character cut outs, designed by our Australian Master Maker Jenny Kan using Makedo parts available from mymakedo.com. Printable PDF download is available in Step 9.
Not a Star Wars fan? You can design your theatre and puppets to any shape or theme. How about entertaining your family with a Batman, Pokemon or even Dora the Explorer rendition? When the lights go out, the only limits are your imagination.
Whatever you choose, don’t forget to share your Earth Hour adventures with us and upload your creation to our Maker of the Month competition.
Step 1: Saw
The side flaps of the box won’t be used in this project so they can be removed.
Step 2: Punch
Step 3: Saw & Connect
Connect transparent paper internally to cover the cut out window and eye lens using Makedo Re-pins and Re-clips. We have used baking paper to cover the windows which works a treat.
Step 4: Punch & Connect
Step 5: Saw
Step 6: Punch & Connect
Step 7: Connect
Step 8: Sketch
Step 9: Cut
Now you are ready for your first show! Place a flashlight in the hole at the back and project onto the baking paper to begin your Shadow Puppet Show.
Instructions and character template are available to download in printable PDF format.
Don't forget to upload and share your Makedo creation.
May the Torch be with you for Earth Hour 2012.