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Time to be creative...


I would like you to create a shadow/silhouette portrait today using what we have learnt about shadows and light! 

What You Need:


  • A torch or light (and a dark(ish) room)
  • Paper (white & black - if you can)
  • Pencils
  • A family member to trace your silhouette


What You Do:


  1. Tape a piece of white paper to the wall in a dark room.
  2. Place the torch on a table. Shine the light at the white paper.
  3. Sit between the light and the paper so that your profile appears on the paper.
  4. Have a partner trace around your silhouette onto the paper.
  5. Remove the paper from the wall and make sure your lines are smooth.
  6. Next, cut the silhouette out of the paper, place onto black paper, trace around it and cut it out.
  7. Glue the black silhouette onto white paper.
  8.  Repeat as many times as you would like!


I would love to see your finished pieces - please email them to me:


Diolch everyone - I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Powell :)