Last month a strong typhoon hit Philippines which caused widespread power outages. Heavy rains have submerged some areas. We had no electricity for 2 days and we were so bored! We did a lot of fun things to keep my 3 nieces entertained. The kids watched movies until the portable CD player ran out of batteries, my sister and I whipped up some party snacks for a brownout inspired party, we had candlelit early dinner then told the kids spooky stories before going to sleep. These were some of the activities we did on the first day. I never expected we would wake up with the power still out. The kids were getting cranky! What else can we possibly do? Partyholic nieces wanted another party. No way! lol!
What better way to keep 3 bored kiddos entertained during brownouts than to put on a halloween shadow puppet show! These halloween shadow puppets are intetended for our halloween party but since we couldn’t think of anything more to do, I just brought them out to put on a show. I made up a scary story and to make them more amused, I incorporated their names in the story which made the youngest one squeal. lol! This experience brings back good old memories when I used to make shadow puppets and put on a show for a profit. Yep! Playmates and friends were willing to pay just to watch the show! hehehe! Those were the days when I was in grade school.
I used orange fabric for the screen.
Here’s how I set up our mini shadow puppet theatre
Bored kids no more!
I cut out halloween characters and attached the wooden bbq stick to the cutout pieces using hot glue.
I used 2 flashlights and a candle to illuminate the setting.
I used double sided tape to keep large pieces in place like this spider web.
When the show ended, each of them took turns in putting their own halloween shadow puppet show. They made up funny scary stories!