The Gingerbread Man: 7 shadow puppets


This set includes seven uniquely designed shadow puppets to stage the folk tale The Gingerbread Man. Read below for more details.


If you already have a flashlight, then this is all you need in order to present the “Gingerbread Man” 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 based on the fairy-tale “Gingerbread Man” and includes seven silhouettes: a man, a woman, a little boy, a gingerbread man, a cat, a dog, a pig, a fox, and a gingerbread house.

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


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