This silhouette is not really an ombre chinoise, but it does make me think of the charming French term for hand shadows.
For the young at heart and kids: the Cité des Sciences & de l'Industrie has a printable Web page with hand models showing how to make animal shadows
For a short but entertaining video of ombres chinoises, click here.
silhouetter: to outline
ombres chinoises: shadow graph; shadow show or pantomime
une ombre: shadow
ombrer: to shade
un store: a window shade
Text & photo ©2011 P.B. Lecron