Ocean Life Shadow Puppet Set

Ocean Life Shadow Puppet Set

Study marine life and the science of light and shadows with kids, using these sea-themed shadow puppets! You can cut them yourself or buy a set. Two years ago, I wrote about our first shadow puppet performance at home. Back then, our son was just watching them, but as...
Make the Shadow Puppets for The Gingerbread Man

Make the Shadow Puppets for The Gingerbread Man

In the winter, evenings are longer, so our family shadow puppet theatre opens more frequently. We decided to start the holiday season by staging a  familiar fairy-tale – The Gingerbread Man. The Gingerbread Man and Its...
How to Make Shadow Puppets

How to Make Shadow Puppets

Learn how to make shadow puppets and start your own shadow puppet theatre at home! Children are quick to learn the art of creating shadows on the walls with their hands. They fall in love with this activity that is both full of innocent magic and pushes bedtime off a...
The Fox and the Crane: Shadow Puppets with Printables

The Fox and the Crane: Shadow Puppets with Printables

Today I am participating in the Rockstar Sunday series over at Teach Mama. Making shadow shows can be very easy. Sometimes fairy-tales and fables have just a couple characters, and what makes them exceptional is the interaction between two. The Fox and the Crane...
The Princess and the Pea: Shadow Puppet Show

The Princess and the Pea: Shadow Puppet Show

Adventure in a Box is participating in the Story Book Summer series over at Rainy Day Mom. Every article of the series features a story book and related craft or game. This week the theme is fairy-tales, and I chose The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen....
Three Little Pigs: Shadow Puppet Play with Free Printables

Three Little Pigs: Shadow Puppet Play with Free Printables

Based on the famous fairy-tale, these printable shadow puppets will let your kids make their version of Three Little Pigs and stage a shadow play at home or in the classroom! The Three Little Pigs is one of my son’s favourite fairy-tales. There are these three...
How to Get Your Child Interested in Reading

How to Get Your Child Interested in Reading

How to raise a child who is interested in reading, or better yet, loves books? Here are some ideas for how to get started from an early age! As does every parent, I have certain hopes for my son, the biggest one being for his health and safety. There is also the hope...
How to Make a Puppet Theatre

How to Make a Puppet Theatre

Want to open a puppet theatre at home or in classroom? Here is our DIY tutorial on how to build a sturdy puppet theatre from wood! UPDATE: Four years later, our wooden puppet theatre is still with us, but we also made a printable version to share our enthusiasm for...
Little Red Riding Hood Puppet Show

Little Red Riding Hood Puppet Show

Based on the famous fairy-tale, these shadow puppets will let your kids make their version of Little Red Riding Hood and stage a shadow play at home or in the classroom! I think that once in a while we all want to try ourselves at a new creative enterprise. ...