Put on a play in the dark with these easy-to-make animal shadow puppets.
What You Need
- construction paper
- wooden craft sticks
- hole punch
- shadow puppet patterns
- tape or glue
What You Do
- Download, Print, and Cut Out Patterns
- Download and print the animal shadow puppet patterns.
- Cut animal shapes out of construction. You can cut out your own shapes or use the patterns.
- 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.
- 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.