Not only are shadow puppets fun for Halloween, but you know that you could apply the same process to other holidays, as well. (But we all know that Halloween is the only one that really matters, don't we?)
You just need a few supplies:
several wood dowels, thin cardboard (or black construction paper), black acrylic craft paint, glue gun and glue sticks
Here's what you'll do:
~Trace designs from pattern or template (or design your own!)
~Cut out with exacto knife (or safety scissors, if little ones will be working on this craft project)
~Paint front and back sides with black paint (let dry!)
~Hot glue the dowels to the back of the shadow puppet (and you're done!)
Now, if you'd like more detailed instructions and printable templates, check out the Chez Beeper Bebe blog!
See... now that wasn't so bad after all.... was it?