Back in the day for one of my early childhood classes we created an elaborate shadow-puppet theater and preformed for young children in the Pontiac schools. I remembered the mesmerizing effect it had on the kids and how enjoyable it was for them to watch the shadow play. A few months ago I saw a shadow puppet demonstration on Martha Stewart and thought that it'd be fun to do that with the boys. Well...when I saw the Styrofoam packaging that was going in the trash from the new computer, I thought it was the perfect form to create a TV-like craft. N and I taped some waxed paper to the back and made theater curtains with a Sharpie...and that is how our shadow theater was born. We haven't made puppets yet...(will do someday...or just buy from http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19511293 ) but had fun collecting small objects around the house which we used to stump the viewer...daddy.