|One of my Bible character shadow puppets|
What you will need:
-Black card stock or poster board ( I'm using Recollections 65 lb black card stock from Michael's)
-White transfer paper (carbon paper)
-cutting mat 'self healing'
-template or drawing
cardstock-- this package is 25 sheets of just black. I also use lightweight poster board for very large puppets.
Notice this paper has 2 sides, the whiter side is where the carbon is.
For the cutting: Oops!! I forgot to put my sharp scissors in this picture! I will show them to you later. For shadow puppets, I do most of the long cuts with scissors, and switch to the Xacto knife as needed.
People needing magnifying glasses: you know who you are. I'm right there with you.
Okay, here we go!
1. Lay a piece of transfer paper over your black card stock. Make sure the whiter side is DOWN, touching the card stock. Lay your template on top of the transfer paper. Make sure the entire image fits onto the transfer paper and card stock.
|Making sure the puppet's feet will fit on there!|
2. Trace over all the template lines with the pencil.
3. The image will be a white line on the black card stock.
|first cut of a moving-arm puppet's forearm|
|cut into a 'mitten', ready to cut out the fingers|