The Princess and the Pea: 5 shadow puppets


This set is based on the fairy-tale “Princess and the Pea” and includes five silhouettes: a young woman, a young man, an old lady, a bed, and a castle.


If you already have a flashlight, then this is all you need in order to present “The Princess and the Pea” 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 “The Princess and the Pea” and includes nine 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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