Sunday, November 13, 2011

Despicable Shadow Puppets

We watched Despicable Me today.  At the end, when they do the shadow puppets I had an idea.  I remember when I was little that my mom went through this silhouette phase in her artwork and made us kids pose for silhouettes.  I didn't like my own silhouette, even as a child.

I also remember loving to do shadow puppets, and the very few times my mom would get out the old projector to show us slides, we would ask to have time with just the light on the sheet so we could play shadow puppets. 

So my brilliant idea today, since we use a projector to watch movies instead of having a big, expensive TV taking up space, was to pause on a good spot and let the kids pose. 

Here is what we came up with.  Not without a little begging and pleading on my end!

Two bunnies hopping towards a duck

Two ducks quacking at a bunny


Guy with mohawk

First shadow puppet ever...not sure what she is going for

Baby Girl

Caught making bunny ears


  1. Such a great idea! And I absolutely loved that movie! They are in the process of making a second one! :) Can't wait! My favorite line..."it's so fluffy!!" and "it's so fluffy I'm gonna die" :) haha loved that little girl!

  2. Thank you! I was glad they turned out. I almost cried today at the end when he read the unicorn story and kissed them goodnight. When the big sister says, 'I love you.' Sniff, sniff.