Dinosaurs: Printable Shadow Puppets


Download and cut  your own puppets of dinosaurs! Invite the shadows of extinct beasts to roam across the walls of your nursery, as kids learn about dinosaurs and tell stories about them.

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!



These shadow puppets inspire open-ended shadow puppet play and storytelling, based around dinosaurs. It includes the silhouettes of eight dinosaurs (from the Jurassic period – Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Allosaurus and Pterodactyl; from the Cretacious period – Triceratops, Mosasaurus, Ankylosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex) and a volcano.
If you already have a flashlight, then this is all you need in order to present a shadow puppet show. Print and cut the shadow puppets, attach the sticks, and let the story unravel on the walls of your very own playroom. Make a simple cardboard puppet 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! 


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