How to Make Shadow Puppets with Moving Parts

How to Make Shadow Puppets with Moving Parts

Learn how to make shadow puppets with moving parts and have playful shadow puppet duels with these articulated knight puppets! We love shadow puppets! Over the years, we have created many different shadow puppet templates. Some have been fairy-tales, others have...
Printable Farm Animal Puppets

Printable Farm Animal Puppets

Printable farm animal puppets will be sure to give a new twist to familiar songs and nursery rhymes for kids! In our day and age, what significance do farm animals even hold for children? In fact, not so little. They’re still important characters of many new...
Fairy Puppets

Fairy Puppets

Make fairy puppets with our printable shadow puppet templates and let your children stage a shadow puppet play, based on myths and folk stories about fairies! The idea of fairies always appealled to me. In my childhood, I remember dreaming of finding a little person,...
How to Make Colourful Shadow Puppets of Butterflies

How to Make Colourful Shadow Puppets of Butterflies

Learn an easy way to make colourful shadow puppets with kids! Making a set of vibrant butterfly shadow puppets and playing with light and shadows will be a great summer STEM project. At first, it may come as a surprise – colourful shadow puppets! Built on the...
Nursery Rhymes with Printable Shadow Puppets

Nursery Rhymes with Printable Shadow Puppets

Use these printable shadow puppets to stage a shadow puppet play for children, based on famous nursery rhymes! Mary Had a Little Lamb Nursery Rhyme Shadow Puppets First things first, what exactly is a nursery rhyme? Any traditional poem or song for children can be...
Town Mouse and Country Mouse Shadow Puppets

Town Mouse and Country Mouse Shadow Puppets

Using these printable shadow puppets, you can stage a shadow puppet play, based on the popular fairy-tale The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse! We are back with a new instalment of shadow puppets. Every year, we make a few more to add into our collection of printable...
Three Billy Goats Gruff: Shadow Puppet Play with Printables

Three Billy Goats Gruff: Shadow Puppet Play with Printables

Based on the Norwegian fairy-tale, these printable shadow puppets will let your kids make their version of Three Billy Goats Gruff and stage a shadow play at home or in the classroom!  Those old fairy-tales with their linear plots are really the best when it...
Moon Chinese Legend Shadow Puppet Show for the Mid-Autumn Festival

Moon Chinese Legend Shadow Puppet Show for the Mid-Autumn Festival

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival by staging a shadow puppet show based on the Chinese Moon legend that explains the origins and traditions of the festival. Falling on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival happens in...
Articulated Dragon Puppet with Free Printable Template

Articulated Dragon Puppet with Free Printable Template

Make an articulated dragon puppet from paper with a free printable puppet template! Pet Dragon? Have you ever thought of what it would be like to have a pet dragon? If we consult literary sources, they differ on this account: a dragon brought quite a bit of trouble to...
Beauty and the Beast: Shadow Puppets

Beauty and the Beast: Shadow Puppets

Inspired by the Beauty and the Beast fairy-tale, these printable shadow puppets will let the kids tell their version of the “tale as old as time”… When did you hear your first fairy-tale? For most of us, the date would be unknown because our...
Nativity Shadow Puppet Set for Christmas

Nativity Shadow Puppet Set for Christmas

Begin a new family tradition this Christmas. Stage a Nativity scene shadow puppet play with kids! A couple of years ago, I held a poll among my readers, asking what shadow puppet set they’d like to see me create. I got a lot of interesting answers. The one...

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