HORSE SHADOW PUPPET
Have you seen the Chiddingstone Hoard at Eden Valley Museum? The hoard is pre-Roman and made up of ten gold coins. They were minted in Northern France by a Gallo-Belgic tribe called the Ambiani in 60-50 BC and were given as gifts to warriors. The reverse of each coin shows a stylised horse. You can read all about the history of the coins here
What you need:
- A4 sheet of paper
- A4 sheet of black card
- 10 cm of sticky-backed Velcro (black)
- 1 x stick-on wiggly eye
- 2 x paper fasteners
- 2 x planter sticks
Scissors, awl and glue stick
How to make it!
- Print off the horse template onto A4 paper
- Roughly cut out the head, body and legs
- Stick the body parts onto coloured card
- Cut around each piece accurately with a pair of scissors
- Make holes in the card for the paper fasteners using an awl or the end of a pair of scissors – ask an adult for help if you need it!
- Place the head and legs OVER the body and push the paper fasteners through at each end.
- Open out the paper fasteners to secure them.
- Stick a wiggly eye on the horse!
- Fold a small piece of ‘fluffy’ Velcro around the tip of each planter stick.
- Stick a small piece of ‘scratchy’ Velcro on the top of the front legs and on the top of the back legs.
- Attach the planter sticks and waggle your horse into battle!