Hand Shadows

Part of my self-education when I was growing up was to read my father’s collection of bound copies of "The Boy’s Own Paper". Poring through the contents I’d come across articles on knot-making, or survival skills, or magic tricks in amongst the stories about the relief of Mafeking. I remember one of the articles was about using the hands to make shadow puppets. I avidly practised this (it was cheap and required no special materials other than a lamp and a wall).
I can’t say I was ever particularly good at it, though. If you want to see a master at work, then here’s Raymond Crowe
(hat tip to Neil Gaiman for the link)

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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