Monday, January 30, 2012


We're leading up to Groundhog Day and it's a great time 
to play with light and shadows.
 I took a few of our toy animals and made silhouettes on a transparency sheet.
Cut them out and placed both toy and silhouette on the light table.
Over the weekend I was browsing Pinterest and saw this 
Shadow Book and inspiration hit.
This morning I asked children to pose or caught them in
unique poses and made silhouettes of them.
I copied the original picture on transparency sheet too so they could match them.

We talked about how a shadow would lay if a light was shining on the person.
Wouldn't it be neat if there was a material to make the silhouettes that would stretch
like a shadow does, depending on where the sun is in the sky.
Hmmm, any ideas?


  1. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing.

  2. how did you make the transparency shadows?

    1. For the children I took a picture, printed two copies of each. The first was left as is the second picture I used a black marker and blacked it out. Then cut it out and printed it both on transparency film.
      It sounds like a lot more work than it actually was. I was able to do this and have it back in the play in no time. But my photocopier is close to my room.