How to Make Shadow Puppets with Moving Parts

How to Make Shadow Puppets with Moving Parts

Learn how to make shadow puppets with moving parts and have playful shadow puppet duels with these articulated knight puppets! We love shadow puppets! Over the years, we have created many different shadow puppet templates. Some have been fairy-tales, others have...
Shadow Puppet Templates

Shadow Puppet Templates

A big collection of shadow puppet templates to print and make – setting up a shadow play at home will be easy and fun! Many children quickly learn how to play with shadows on the walls, using their hands. They tend to love any activity that is both full of...
Printable Farm Animal Puppets

Printable Farm Animal Puppets

Printable farm animal puppets will be sure to give a new twist to familiar songs and nursery rhymes for kids! In our day and age, what significance do farm animals even hold for children? In fact, not so little. They’re still important characters of many new...
Fairy Puppets

Fairy Puppets

Make fairy puppets with our printable shadow puppet templates and let your children stage a shadow puppet play, based on myths and folk stories about fairies! The idea of fairies always appealled to me. In my childhood, I remember dreaming of finding a little person,...
Social Stories with Puppets

Social Stories with Puppets

Prepare children for new social experiences by making social stories and acting them out with shadow puppets! Getting ready for a birthday party, talking about what to do when you get lost, or outlining the rules of behaviour on the playground? I bet that as a parent...
How to Make Colourful Shadow Puppets of Butterflies

How to Make Colourful Shadow Puppets of Butterflies

Learn an easy way to make colourful shadow puppets with kids! Making a set of vibrant butterfly shadow puppets and playing with light and shadows will be a great summer STEM project. At first, it may come as a surprise – colourful shadow puppets! Built on the...
Nursery Rhymes with Printable Shadow Puppets

Nursery Rhymes with Printable Shadow Puppets

Use these printable shadow puppets to stage a shadow puppet play for children, based on famous nursery rhymes! Mary Had a Little Lamb Nursery Rhyme Shadow Puppets First things first, what exactly is a nursery rhyme? Any traditional poem or song for children can be...
Town Mouse and Country Mouse Shadow Puppets

Town Mouse and Country Mouse Shadow Puppets

Using these printable shadow puppets, you can stage a shadow puppet play, based on the popular fairy-tale The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse! We are back with a new instalment of shadow puppets. Every year, we make a few more to add into our collection of printable...
Make a Simple Puppet Theatre from Cardboard

Make a Simple Puppet Theatre from Cardboard

Print our puppet theatre pattern, then make a simple puppet theatre from cardboard at home! Kids will love colouring and customizing it before giving a performance with their favourite puppets. I think that once in a while we all want to try ourselves at a new...
Three Billy Goats Gruff: Shadow Puppet Play with Printables

Three Billy Goats Gruff: Shadow Puppet Play with Printables

Based on the Norwegian fairy-tale, these printable shadow puppets will let your kids make their version of Three Billy Goats Gruff and stage a shadow play at home or in the classroom!  Those old fairy-tales with their linear plots are really the best when it...
Moon Chinese Legend Shadow Puppet Show for the Mid-Autumn Festival

Moon Chinese Legend Shadow Puppet Show for the Mid-Autumn Festival

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival by staging a shadow puppet show based on the Chinese Moon legend that explains the origins and traditions of the festival. Falling on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival happens in...
Beauty and the Beast: Shadow Puppets

Beauty and the Beast: Shadow Puppets

Inspired by the Beauty and the Beast fairy-tale, these printable shadow puppets will let the kids tell their version of the “tale as old as time”… When did you hear your first fairy-tale? For most of us, the date would be unknown because our...
Nativity Shadow Puppet Set for Christmas

Nativity Shadow Puppet Set for Christmas

Begin a new family tradition this Christmas. Stage a Nativity scene shadow puppet play with kids! A couple of years ago, I held a poll among my readers, asking what shadow puppet set they’d like to see me create. I got a lot of interesting answers. The one...
Ocean Life Shadow Puppet Set

Ocean Life Shadow Puppet Set

Study marine life and the science of light and shadows with kids, using these sea-themed shadow puppets! You can cut them yourself or buy a set. Two years ago, I wrote about our first shadow puppet performance at home. Back then, our son was just watching them, but as...
Make the Shadow Puppets for The Gingerbread Man

Make the Shadow Puppets for The Gingerbread Man

In the winter, evenings are longer, so our family shadow puppet theatre opens more frequently. We decided to start the holiday season by staging a  familiar fairy-tale – The Gingerbread Man. The Gingerbread Man and Its...