The Fox and the Crane Shadow Puppet Printables


This set includes two pdf files with four uniquely designed shadow puppets for staging the famous Aesop’s fable The Fox and the Crane. Read below for more details.


Shadow play is an activity with a powerful visual component that can engage the whole family. It is an ancient form of storytelling in which puppets are held between a source of light and a translucent screen. As a result crisp shadows are cast on the screen, and a puppeteer can make them talk, dance and act. Babies and toddlers will enjoy watching the performance, and older children will delight at creating their own shows.

In the evening, we take our shadow puppet theatre out (check here how to make one), and as twilight turns into night, the enchanting and mysterious play begins.

This set includes four puppets to stage the famous Aesop’s fable The Fox and the Crane. The plot is very simple and straightforward, and children will love being directors of the show! Find out more about making this set here.

For free you will get one pdf file with designs of four puppets (a fox, a crane, a bowl and a long-necked vessel), as shown on the first picture. Print them, then cut out of stiff black cardboard and attach sticks to their backs. If you want to buy these puppets, already cut, please, check this page!