Craft

Make Wildlife Shadow Puppets

Put on a play in the dark with these easy-to-make animal shadow puppets.

What You Need

  • construction paper
  • wooden craft sticks
  • flashlight
  • hole punch

What You Do

  • Step 1: Download, Print, and Cut out patterns

  • Step 2: Decorate and Assemble Puppets

    • Use a hole punch to give the animals eyes or a design.
    • Glue or tape the animals onto the craft sticks.
  • Step 3: Put on a show

    Darken a room. Shine a flashlight against a plain white wall. Hold the puppets in front of the light so that they cast shadows on the wall. Act out your story with the shadows.

TIPS & TRICKS

If you can’t find wooden craft sticks, you can also use popsicle sticks or pencils.

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