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Paper Shadows Workshop

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This week on Wednesday and Friday at 2 p.m. EST, we will offer the following workshop on Facebook Live! You can also watch it on our Facebook or our Youtube channel after the workshops are done.

Paper Shadows Workshop” with UConn Puppet Arts senior Tracy Becker
Make and perform simple paper shadow puppets with materials you already have at home! Recommended ages: 6+
Materials needed:
-light source (flashlight recommended, but a lamp or phone light will also work)
-wall or floor space to project shadows
-rods for the puppets (these can be skewers, chopsticks, pencils, straws, popsicle sticks)
-tape or glue to attach rods
-markers, crayons, or colored pencils can be fun but aren’t required
-white fabric to make a shadow screen; a wall can also be used
-optional to play with: any object that might cast an interesting shadow
-plastic wrap and markers to create homemade lighting gel