Take your cardboard and create a disc that ’ s around 60 cm around 60 cm in diameter . You can make it bigger if you like , but the bigger it is , the harder it will be to carry when you run . This disc will act as your portable shadow ! You can use your shield to help you if there aren ’ t any big enough shadows for you to put your feet on . The best way to do this would be to crouch , and allow the shield to shade your feet .
Your shield will need something for you to hold onto . Take your cardboard strips of around 15 cm x 30 cm . Using duct tape , attach both ends of each strip near the edges of your disc ( see picture for guide ).
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
n Your Shield of Protection will be a big help in this game . If you like , it ’ s not against the rules to cut it into a 2D shape that isn ’ t a disc . For example , maybe you could make it into a streamline shape that makes it easier for you to run fast . Or you could cut it into a cool shape that represents your shadowy underworld self , like a bat or a skull .
Remember , in this game you are a being from the underworld , so you may wish to decorate your shield with gloomy ghouls and other shadowy beings !
PHASE 3 : Play !
When your shields are ready , read over The Five Rules of Shadow Tag one more time . Then get playing , be safe and have fun !
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