Saturday, October 15, 2011

Halloween Shadow Puppets

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!

61 comments:

Rachel Joy said...

Sorry to hear about your 2 days of electricity. It wasn't as bad here in Cubao-QC. If we ever had a brown out it would only be fora few minutes. But how fun...when's your Halloween party?!?!?!?!?!?

J said...

How creative! I always love your ideas, Anney!

Wynne Prasetyo said...

oooh this is so lovely, what you did for the kids ;)

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michi said...

i've experienced that before, 2 days without electricity is so hard especially if you have a son who loves to watch dvd's. hirap mag entertain. hehe!

MarieClara said...

Awww. It's so cute! :) Kahit walang kuryente, you guys still had fun especially those 3 little gorgeous girls! :)

Malditang "Kura"cha said...

you really have a talent. I really admire you. Mga simpleng bagay nagagawan mo ng paraan ng walang ka-effort effort. bravo girl!

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Nicole said...

very creative naman! Nakakatuwa! :)

Umi said...

This sooo cute! Sana may mga bata din sa bahay para ieentertain ko din sila. Hahaha. :)

GbSb said...

This is good..

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kay said...

Genius! Ang galing ... I'll do this for my kid.

jenn said...

atleast ngayon mejo okay na sis. nakoo! kakatuwa naman niyan. parang gsto ko rin niyan. haha! dati nung childhood days ko. nag lalaro lang kami ng mga kapatid ko ng ungoy ungoyan sa pag brown out tapos nasa gitna yung kandila. ihihi xD

apple said...

hands down to your creativity, anney. :)

looks like the kids had so much fun. cute little girls.

Rovie said...

wow!super artistic and creative mo naman anney... you are so blessed!
your nieces are very blessed to have you as their aunt... hehe

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Kristeta ♥ (kalokang Pinay) said...

Hay, ikaw na talaga! impressive!
I defo wouldn't know what to do if that should happen to us. Ang creativity score ko sa scale of 1-10 e asa 2 ang!
i hope it doesn't happen again to anyone pati na rin ang bagyo.
you are truly clever =)

suituapui said...

Nice. This is something like our wayang kulit in Malaysia. Glad that the typhoons are over... Hope no more - terrible weather these days.

KM said...

super artistic! whatta way to make brownouts fun :) and the smile in those kids' faces were proof that they did have fun :D

wendy said...

my firstborn's birthday is coming up. wish i have a friend like you hahaha. or he has an aunt like you:-0. so creative!

i'm sooo putting you inb my blog list now.

m@noy en nin@y said...

wow sis galing naman nito, super creative and resourceful mo!!! ang cute ng pictures ng mga kiddos!

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Henry said...

Great idea Anney, mapapaisip k talaga ng ganito kapag bored ka, pero talagang kakaiba. ^_^

maiylah said...

love the shots! perfect pang-halloween posters or postcards!
...galing-galing! am sure you all had a fun time and forgot about being bored that day. :)
*clap clap clap

Sapphire Mommy (Mommy Jo) said...

ang galing,your nieces are so lucky for having you as their tita.dami mo creative ideas sis,bongga! :)

mymy said...

love the idea!
ang galing naman, at nung grade school ka pa lang you tried doing this for a profit! wow...! :)

raqgold said...

would you like to have my girls as adopted nieces, too?? they would love to join these puppet show, too.

Tine said...

i like. ang saya naman dian senyo.. kami pag brown out dati nung bata pa kami eh kwentuhan lang din hanggang sa magka-ilaw na! hahaha

Cee said...

What a super fun night! Talagang mas nagiging creative pag may kids sa bahay. haha I always think of an activity for kids at home too. I remember nung earth hour para lang wag sila ma bored naglatag ako ng iflatable pool, nag bbq party kami, ang marshmallow roasting. We ended up extending for another hour.

I would like to try this one day. I'm sure kids at home, including my nieces would be so delighted to watch. Thanks for the idea! :)

Mitch said...

Hmp, parang hindi naman brownout, daig pa ang may ilaw dahil masaya, something fun and unusual, party! Talentado! Achieve na achieve, halata sa faces ng mga kiddos!
Galing! Very creative! Happy Halloween, advance. hehe

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Alicia said...

Oh how creative!!! I love it!!!

And those little girls are sooooo cute!!!!!!!!

Lainy said...

Hahaha! Nakakatuwa naman! Very innovative! Sure the kids love it!

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great idea!I totally love it!!
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Alice Law said...

This is a cracking great idea! The kids really hv fun and I'm sure the adults too share the great atmosphere!

SunnyToast said...

Great ideas to combat boring..days with children..I love the idea at ang bongga:) Pak!

kath said...

awww..this idea is so cool! :)

Mommy Tin said...

awesome work Ms. Anney! :) Will try to do this for our little halloween thing too! :)

UmmiRosma said...

The girls are very lucky to have an understanding and creative beautiful aunty....

Ruth said...

Brilliant idea! Love it!
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Georgina said...

Aw that's so cute. I usually get so bored in power outages. I rarely get them as I live in an area that isn't prone to that kind of thing. But the times I've had a blackout it's been when I needed to do my homework, so I did it by candlelight...

I am pretty afraid of the dark so this one time I was camping out with my friends in a car, we got a light and made shadow animals haha.

CutestPrincess said...

too bad... lucky us we didn't xperinced brown out that day here in taguig city. i'll panic for sure... i can't manage with internet! well, you're such a good entertainer and very creative...

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Untied Escape said...

Ang creative naman! For sure the kids super loved it! Brownouts will definitely not ruin kids fun and imagination.

Ayel said...

Awww ang galilng galing!!! gagawin ko din yan sa house!!! the best!!!

Yen said...

this is very cool ann!!! i guess i'll try it out too this halloween!

pinayrichmom said...

as usual, very creative na naman! Even the worst situation, like a brownout, could bring out the creativity in you, sis! congrats on your successful halloween show! :)

mayen said...

adorable! i wish i was there to watch. i truly enjoyed puppet shows when i was younger. I'm good at inventing stories for nieces and nephews amusement as well. Lucky children.. tsk.. tsk..

Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

Naks naman. Kumikita na kahit elementary pa lang ah. That is cool. Artistic ka kasi at maganda yung shadow puppets mo. ^_^

The Average Jane said...

Wow! That's very nice. =)

The Hippie Mum said...

So creative! Would like to do the same with my daughter, but then she's too young to understand what's going on. Hahaha!

i am certified said...

you are so talented anney.. never ran our of good stuff in your head. thumbs up!!

stevevhan said...

I love this post of yours kasi everyone can really do this. I mean lahat ay improvised sa bahay yet still, ang ganda ng outcome!

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Peiyinn said...

You are so creative! Like the effect so much! :)

mtrguanlao said...

You just gave me an idea! This is great!

Quay Po Cooks said...

This is fantastic! You are super creative! Love those smiles on the kiddies' faces!

Missus Cee said...

ang galing sis. very creative! pure talent

bunay (lanie) said...

your nieces are very lucky to have such talented and creative tita. ^_^

Life Quotes said...

Cute pics

poslovi said...

Nice pictures

Creative Freelancer said...

You nieces are very cute. :)

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