I first saw shadow puppet characters on Etsy and LOVED them. What a great gift idea! The puppets were $20, so relying on my own master cutting skills and inginuity, I gathered some supplies (most of which were on hand) and wallah! I had made an adorable gift set including a flashlight and carrying case- all for under $10. Booyah.
Because it's so easy to make (really, this one is) and so fun to play with, I challenge all gift buyers to think outside the box stores and make something simple and fun. Besides, should monsters and dolls even be in the same sentence? Yikes.
black card stock (6 sheets or so) large flashlight ($4) 1 pkg wooden dowel sticks glue gun, glue stick scissors and the Carrying Case: scrap long piece of fabric, measurement varies matching thread 8" ric rac 1" button