Make: Projects Making A Balinese Shadow Puppet (Test) By Christina Category: Art & Design Difficulty: Moderate This is a test project. This will give you an overview of how to create your own Balinese Shadow Puppet. Share this: Pin ItMoreEmailShare on TumblrDiggLike this:Like Loading... Parts / Tools Balsa wood sticks (1) Ballpoint penHammerLighterMarkerNylon stringPaintPaintbrushParaffin waxRawhideRawhide chiselsSandpaperSharp knifeWood block Steps Project Steps All1. Draw your design on a...2. Set up your rawhide so... Step #1: NextDraw your design on a sheet of rawhide, accounting for the negative space that will be visible when this puppet is used to caste a shadow.To learn more about designing for shadows, see [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayang|this site]Any moving pieces -- such as limbs, gears, etc. -- should be designed as separate pieces.Cut out each piece of rawhide in a rough way so you can work on each piece individually.Do not try to cut the exact outline with your knife. This outline will be cut to the right shape with a chisel.Remember to do this too!Step #2: Set up your rawhide so you can use a chisel to cut out the design. Place the rawhide on a block of wood (what kind of wood?) and pin in place.Careful not to pin your rawhide in a place that leave a hole in your puppet as this will cast a shadow.Using a hammer, chisels and a paraffin wax, start to chisel out your designs.Details on how to chisel traditional designs can be found [here].