5 Awesome Hand Shadows

I’ve always been amazed at people who can entertain kids no matter the situation.

Give them a sheet of paper and they’ll fold an origami Transformer. Sing any song and they’ll know the lyrics AND the dance moves. Put them in an empty room and they’ll fill it with children’s laughter.

Well, if you’d like to be a step closer to becoming one of those people, here are some cool hand shadows you can learn to entertain kids and adults alike!

They’re taken from a free eBook called Hand Shadows To Be Thrown Upon The Wall by Henry Bursill. There are 17 hand shadows in total, including everybody’s favourite, “bird in flight”. If you’d like to see them all, feel free to download the eBook at the end of this post.

Hand Shadow Boy

Hand Shadow Boy

Hand Shadow Tortoise

Hand Shadow Tortoise

Hand Shadow Rabbit

Hand Shadow Rabbit

Hand Shadow Dog

Hand Shadow Dog

Hand Shadow Elephant

Hand Shadow Elephant

Click here to download the free eBook:

Hand Shadows To Be Thrown Upon The Wall by Henry Bursill

Any success learning the hand shadows and showing them off to others? Take some time to practice them, try them out in front of an audience and come back to tell us how you did!

Hand Shadows to Be Thrown upon the Wall by Henry Bursill

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12 responses to this post.

  1. ha! I was just trying to do it yesterday nite…buy my gal started to focus on the lizard when she looked up at the wall, rather than my hand shadow thingy 😛 i hope the ebook has got hand shadow lizard ^_^

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  2. Thanks for sharing… Lil Maximus will be so curious! When he started crawling, he was trying to catch or pick up his shadow!

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    • You’re welcome.

      If he’s interested in shadows then he’ll probably like it then. Probably still too young to try out his own though. 🙂

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  3. Ooo I like!!! Actually hubby did these few months back when my Benjamin is about 4 mths old. Very fascinated with shadows I can tell.

    Thx for the e-book!

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  5. Posted by Audrey Lee on 17 October, 2009 at 3:35 am

    Really awesome, didn’t realise that we could really do these shadows with just our two hands! Thnx for sharing, Mark.

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    • You’re welcome, glad so many people like it.

      I don’t seem to be very good at them yet though. 🙂

      Maybe I’ll just stick to origami frogs and planes. Ooh, and masks, kids love those. =-P

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  6. this is real cool, i’m going to try it. you’re full of wonderful ideas! 🙂 stick to this blog lah…easier. 🙂

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    • Haha, thanks Mumzzy, but whether or not I blog about my reflective journal, I still have to do it. 🙂

      I also get a lot of people asking about my personal experiences!

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