Basic Shadow Puppets

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Introduction: Basic Shadow Puppets

About: Hi! I'm Star Simpson! I'm a real me! See more at [http://stars.mit.edu stars.mit.edu]. photo by [http://bea.st/ Jeff Lieberman] (http://bea.st) stasterisk - my name is Star, and when I was 13 I ...

Got light, a wall, and a free hand or two? It doesn't even have to be fancy: sunshine will do!

Here's the "dog":

Step 1: The Bunny

His personality is in his ears, and in his hop.

Step 2: The BAT

BATS BATS BATS BATS BATS BATS BATS BATS!

BATS!

Step 3: The Swan

you must also make honking noises

Step 4: People

Now you can go tromping around in the new england cold and explore your new art!

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    check this out, amazing work from a pro

    Wow! It's great!!

    I saw some interesting shadow tricks on YouTube, you can find here

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDuFdGnDYso

    I can make a pretty good rabbit with two hands. I can make an owl. I forgot how to make a horse though

    I know a couple more you can post....just please put me as a colaborator...heheh nah just kidding. A Snail, use your head and make a bunny with one hand.

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    Whoa I have that book that the image came from its called "Hand Shadows to be thrown upon the wall" by Henry Bursill. The hardest one for me has been the scared man, some of the shadows I still cant do. btw thats a cool bunny I've never seen it done that way.

    Well the timer on my camera is only giving me ten seconds, this was taken with a remote and my toe. It's my attempt at the fright expression, it kinda looks like an old codger too. lol

    fright.JPG

    sounds really good! why not just post some more in the comments? are these your own puppets, or images you found?

    lol both. The pics are google but I know a lot more shapes. Aw come on add me, pleeeeasse? P.S. Te snail was mine too