When we saw these Owly Shadow Puppets in person at the DEPART-ment Fair in Union Park, we thought they were... 1) super funny 2) well made and affordable At just $10 to $30, they're worth the expense (even if you're not sure what to do with a shadow puppet). Artist Andrea Everman is a professional model-maker who started doodling one day with a laser cutter.
Those doodles led to an entire line of Shadow Puppets that Andrea sells online and at Craft Fairs. Our favorite is the Yetti (pictured above). We love his mouthful of sharp teeth, but he better watch out for the Tooth Fairy (right), with her "wing-fluttering action." From the website: The puppets are cut from 4ply mat board, so they are quite sturdy. I join the moving parts with brass fasteners and then glue the puppets onto bamboo sticks. The laser cutter lets me cut the highly detailed parts rather quickly, so I can sell the puppets for an affordable price. Andrea even offers how-to instructions for making your own shadow puppets, as well as lesson plans for teachers.