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Shadow Puppet Workshops



July 13, 2020
July 25, 2020
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Placitas Community Library
453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
(505) 867-3355

Matt Sandbank’s virtual Shadow Puppet Workshops where children learn the Science of Shadow Puppets, Poetry Writing, and Shadow Puppet Creation.  There are 3 workshops about 30 min. each.  Appropriate for ages 7-11 and also for younger children with assistance from an adult.  This is a very creative and unusual program.  We hope you will take part. Matt is a teacher, a poet, and puppeteer.  Thanks to the Placitas Artist Series for funding this program.
Get together the following supplies before starting to watch the workshops:
  • a flashlight or a small table lamp as a light source
  • cardstock or empty cereal box
  • 2-3 flexistraws
  • 4-5 small brass paper fasteners/brads
  • scotch tape
  • 2-3 rubber bands
  • scissors
  • single hole punch (ink pen may be used instead with adult help for puncturing hole in cardboard/cardstock)
  • For a makeshift shadow screen, a white bedsheet thrown across a couple of chairs or the edge of a table works well.