DIY Shadow Play Box Inspired by Club Knots

When your kids get bored, it can be tempting to let them use their gadgets but through bonding over arts and crafts, it’s never a dull moment. Sharing with you our new favorite club, Club Knots! Inspired by Club Knots’ Shadow Play, we created our own version of the Shadow Play box.

We had a lot of missing materials so I decided to improvise and use crepe paper which is thin enough to create vivid shadows. Instead of painting the box, I used art papers to cover the box. It looked like it had a Christmas themed thanks to the red crepe paper and green art paper.

Since my daughter loves stickers, we decided to decorate the box using cute stickers. We don’t have barbecue sticks at home so I used chopsticks instead.

Materials used
Art papers
Crepe paper

Watching our artwork come to life and make silly stories about the flower, butterfly, tree and house was definitely a fun activity! Inspired by Club Knots, Shadow Play not only fosters imagination but it can teach our kids about sizes by playing around with the distance of the artwork and the flashlight (of my phone).

My daughter was saying that it was a big butterfly and I asked her if she knew how to make it smaller. I showed her that if you distanced the butterfly, you could make it look smaller.

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You can create your own shapes or download Club Knots’ shadow play printables or create your own shapes. Watch the Club Knots Shadow Play video here: