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(Ideal for children from Year 2 upward.)
You will need:
-cardboard ideally from a cereal box
-lolly sticks or straws
-scissors, glue and pencil
-light source such as a torch or lamp
What to do:
1. Draw the outline of a person or animal such as a cat on a piece of cardboard and cut it out.
2. Stick it onto a lolly stick or straw so you can hold it up- this is your puppet.
3. Hold the puppet in front of the light source and see if you can make a shadow against a wall. Can you make the shadow bigger or smaller? The science bit: Where the puppet blocks lighta shadow is made. If you go closer to the light source, more light is blocked out and the shadow gets bigger.