Flashlights have long been a favorite “toy” to kids. There’s just something about piercing the darkness with a light to see what’s all around you that is so fascinating! Take storytime up a notch by making flashlight filters to create a fun and unique flashlight story.
All you need is a flashlight (or two), construction paper, scissors and tape. Cut out shapes of your choice using stencils, punches or just your own drawings. Then cut around the shape in a circle. You can cut the circle to the size of your flashlight or cut it larger.
Tape the filters to the top (or around the outside if you cut it larger than the top).
Use the different filters, and a little imagination, to create and animate your story in a dark room or indoor fort.
This is a fun activity to take to the grandparents for a sleepover!
Allison Waken is a kids’ activity and craft guru always ready to try something new. See more on her blog, All for the Boys, where she features activities and crafts that inspire creativity, play and interaction.