Monday, May 19, 2014

Shadow Wall in a Picture Frame


Before I put away the glow-in-the-dark paint we used for our Lego man-sized shadow room, I slapped a few coats onto a piece of cardboard cut from the back of a cereal box...


...just the right size to slip into an 8''x11'' frame - the kind with a stand up tab in the back...


 ...so the children could have some fun...


...leaving shadows of their own.


It might not be as dazzling as the shadow room at the children's museum, but it's still a lot of fun - fun that can be easily stored away for another day, once they are done.

Again, we used an ultraviolet flashlight (being careful to close our eyes for the "flash")  in a very dark room to create our shadows.  We tried it with a camera flash too, but that just didn't work as well as the ultraviolet light.

4 comments:

Ticia said...

Now I really want an ultraviolet light.

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

This is very clever! I love the simplicity of it.

Amber Hockman said...

Same here Ticia!

Natalie PlanetSmartyPants said...

Must... stop... from going to Amazon... now :) So cool!