In these two videos, theatre-maker and light-enthusiast Lisa Wilson shows you how to make your own colourful shadow-box theatre using things you probably already have in your recycling bin.
Using simple household objects, you will be able to project colours, make shadows and create stories in your own miniature theatre. Lisa will walk you through the process of making the theatre and then look at some ideas to spark your own imaginations. She will show you tricks to use to make images and create stories to share with those around you. You can also download some instructions here.
- Video 1: Make your own colourful shadow-box theatre using materials you already have at home
In this video you will learn how to turn an ordinary cardboard box into a colourful world of shadows by following the instructions at home. There is plenty room for creativity and decoration here.
- Video 2: More ways to play with your Colourful Shadow-box Theatre
Now that you have made your theatre, you can find more ways to play with it and to tell stories. Make new shapes, colours and backgrounds for your toys to explore and learn how to move them without being seen yourself. Children are able to make these ideas their own and to build new stories in new worlds using simple crafts to make exciting backdrops.
We would love to see your creations! Please email us your pictures or short videos at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @ImaginateUK, using the hashtag #ImaginateIdeas