The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse Printable Shadow Puppets


Download and create your own puppets inspired by the classic fairy tale Town Mouse and Country Mouse.

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


Embark on a whimsical journey with our Town Mouse and Country Mouse Shadow Puppet Set, based on the beloved fable of two mice with different lifestyles. This set includes intricately designed puppets of the Town Mouse, the Country Mouse, a cunning cat, an imposing owl, a busy cityscape, a serene country landscape, and the luminous moon. Perfect for storytelling, educational purposes, or imaginative play, this set allows you to explore the contrasting worlds of our two mouse friends and the valuable lessons they learn about contentment and simplicity.
If you have a flashlight, that’s all you need to present a shadow puppet show. After checking out, you will receive a ZIP archive with scaled PNG files that you can cut by hand or load into your paper-cutting machine’s software. Print and cut the shadow puppets, attach the sticks, and let the story unravel on the walls of your playroom.

Additionally, you can make a simple cardboard puppet theatre and can stage spectacular performances for friends and family!

Shadow puppetry is beneficial for children of various ages, encouraging the development of:
– literacy & memory
– imagination & creativity
– storytelling, oration & recitation!

Most importantly, playing with puppets while telling your favourite stories is great fun for parents, grandparents, and educators who want to connect with children creatively.

Let the playful shadows frolic across the walls and bring the magic of ancient theatre into your playroom!

If you want more shadow puppets, you can find all of our designs here.


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