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How To Make Personalized Flashlights and a Hand Shadow Chart

Spark every kid's imaginations with hand shadows that spring to life when the lights go down.

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fun summer project for backyard campouts
  • Time

    30 Minutes

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Decorate the Flashlights

Personalize each flashlight with letter stickers, spelling out a name. Add additional stickers (bug, dinosaur, etc.) to each flashlight for decoration.

flashlight personalized with stick on letters

Step 2: Create the Chart

Create a hand puppet chart and laminate it (laminate at a copy shop if you don’t have a laminating machine). Punch holes all along the border of the laminated chart. Thread leather cord, hemp or something similar through the holes using a running stitch or whipstitch. Tie off ends on the back of the chart.

make laminated hand puppet chart with roping edge




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