Aesop’s Fables: Printable Puppets


This set is based on three Aesop’s fables “The Fox and the Crow”, “The Fox and the Crane” and “The Hare and the Tortoise” and includes eleven silhouette designs.

This listing is for the digital design to cut your own version. You can read the instructions on how to cut shadow puppets here. If you want to buy the puppets that are already cut and have them mailed to you, please check here!


If you already have a flashlight, then this is all you need in order to present the Aesop’s Fables shadow puppet show. Make a simple cardboard theatre, and you can stage spectacular performances for friends and family!

Shadow puppetry is beneficial for children of various ages, encouraging development of:

  • literacy & memory
  • imagination & creativity
  • storytelling, oration & recitation

Most importantly, playing with puppets while telling your favourite stories is great fun for parents and grandparents who want to connect with their children in a creative way. Let the playful shadows frolic across the walls and bring the magic of ancient theatre into your playroom!

This set is based on the fables “The Fox and the Crane”, “The Fox and the Crow” and “The Hare and the Tortoise”  and includes eleven silhouettes: a hare, a tortoise, a fox, a crane, a crow, a branch, a piece of cheese, two plates, and two long-necked vessels.

If you want to buy the finished puppets already cut, please check here


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