The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse Printable Shadow Puppets


Download and cut your own puppets to let children stage a shadow puppet play, based on the Town Mouse and Country Mouse fairy-tale.

This listing is for the digital design to cut your own version. You can read the instructions onĀ how to cut shadow puppets here. If you want to buy the puppets that are already cut and have them mailed to you, pleaseĀ check here!


This set is based on the popular fairy-tale/fable The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse and includes two mice, a cat, an owl, a cityscape, a country landscape, and the moon.

If you already have a flashlight, then this is all you need in order to present The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse 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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