Last Shadow Puppets

There are few things more fascinating to young minds than the movement of shadows on a sunny day. This art lesson, Last Shadow Puppets, is a great excuse to get outside.

We have all had fun using our bodies to cast weird and wonderful shapes.

This lesson offers a new twist by inviting pupils to collect a range of natural materials to use imaginatively to create features on their shadow person.

As the children develop their art, learning about opaque and transparent materials, how the sun’s position naturally changes over time, and by using the work of Andrew Goldsworthy as inspiration, you’ll have a playground full of shadow people before you know it!