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Jessica Micallef

Kyneton Town Hall’s school holiday program KTH Kids has gone online and is offering a shadow puppet workshop.

Children can join in the free workshop, hosted by local artists Steve Scott and Sue Blakey from Woodend’s The Festival Factory, at any time during the June and July school holidays.

Short instructional videos on the art of shadow puppet making will be provided, including construction methods, performance and storytelling.

Macedon Ranges mayor Janet Pearce encouraged parents to make the workshop a family project and to share their puppet shows online.

“Storytelling with shadow puppets is a great way for children to express themselves,” she said.

“If you are looking for something to do during these school holidays that is fun, interactive and creative, this is it.

“The workshop can be done in the comfort of your living room using everyday household materials.

“It’s part of the council’s #InThisTogether initiative, keeping us connected and creative during the pandemic.”

The workshop is recommended for children aged 4-14.

For more information about how to participate in the workshop, to share you shadow puppet performance and to tell you story online, visit