If you already have a flashlight, then this is all you need in order to start your shadow puppet show. Open the set, attach the sticks provided, and let the story unravel on the walls of your very own playroom. Add a cardboard box with a parchment paper screen stretched across an opening to make a 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 not based on any particular fairy-tale, but rather includes familiar fairy-tale characters: a prince/knight, a princess/fair maiden, a fairy (also doubles as a fairy godmother), a witch (good or bad, it’s up to you to decide!), a dragon, a beast/ogre, a king, and a frog. There are also silhouettes of a castle, a pumpkin, and a rose. What’s your story going to be about?
While this set isn’t based on any particular story, there is a minimum number of characters required for such fairy-tales as Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty.
Recommended age: 0+ if watching; 3+ if handling
Dimensions: characters – 4-6” H; sticks – 10” L
Material: 90 lb card stock
Origin: made in Canada