Thursday, June 30, 2011

Shadow Puppets!

It's the 10th Day of Summer but it might as well have been Fall. Just look at the weather here in WA:



So much for hanging out at the beach.  :-(

I walked into the den, and flipped open my laptop. As it started up, I turned around and saw my kids.

"Why are my children laying on the stairs?! I thought they were playing. Are they really *that* bored?"

:-(

"This is terrible!" I thought to myself. I need to get the kids something to do! I logged onto the Lettering Delights website and clicked on the "It's-So-Freaking-Awesome-You-Must-Buy-It" Super Bundle (Fine, so it's really called the Simple Shapes Super Bundle. I just refuse to call it that.).

"There's got to be something in here that I can use to entertain the kids with!"

I scrolled down the page to glance at the 50-set bundle and decided to download 6 images from the Asia SVG set. I started up Make-the-Cut, and turned on the Silhouette. I grabbed some loose sheets of cardstock.

15 mins later...
Hello, Shadow!
Once upon a time, there were two Kokeshi Dolls....

At the temple, they saw a butterfly.....
The giant butterfly stole their magic fan!
Ahhh...it's the attack of the giant butterfly!

"Hooray! That was awesome, girls. Let's do it again!" :-)

Edit: Because we had even more fun tonight when it was dark, I'm adding in more pictures. These shadow puppets worked even better without a curtain! Bedtime stories will never be the same again.

Hello! I'm a Kokeshi Shadow. :-)

Look! There's a giant butterfly!

I'm a Butterfly Rider!

Me too!

8 comments :

  1. LOVE it Jin! I am going to buy it now and make them for my kids! That is definitely something I can get behind. I wish I had more activities that are quick like that! Thanks!

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  2. JIN!! YOU ARE ONE AWESOME MOM!!! I LOVE how you can make this hobby/bloggy/business and make it into PLAY!

    TOTALLY COOL MOM! Your kiddo's will remember this forever! ♥♥♥
    Hugs...Kathy

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  3. somehow this reminds me of Karate Kid hahahahha

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  4. How creative is this?? My kids would have a blast! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I love this idea...and I will not tell you how freaking hot it was here. I'm really trying to resist buying more stuff, and you are just bad for my will power...shame on you.
    xoxo

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  6. You're such a great craftswoman, teacher and MOM! What a lovely imagination you have, Jin

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  7. OMG. That a fabulous idea. I just bought the Super Bundle last night and my girls would really enjoy a puppet show. You are so innovative Jin!

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  8. How ADORABLE is this?!?! SO cute Jin, looks like you and your little ladies had tons of fun :)

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