Shadow Amusements (Apr, 1938)

Shadow Amusements

CHILDREN and grown-ups alike are intrigued by shadow pictures. Many house parties have been salvaged from the depths of boredom by the arrival of a guest who knew how to flick his fingers before a table lamp in such a manner as to cast mirth-provoking silhouettes upon the living room wall. Shown on this page are a few simple shadow pictures you can duplicate with a little practice. While a great many shadow pictures can be created through use of the hands alone, you will find that pipe cleaners, bent wire and other easily obtained “props” help to produce many startling and novel effects.

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