Shadow Puppets

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

What You Need

What You Do

  1. Download, Print, and Cut Out Patterns

    Animal shadow puppet patterns

  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.
  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.Animal shadow puppets