How To Make Hand Shadow Puppets

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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.

Make a Cat Sock Bobble Head Puppet

Not much effort is needed to make a really great k

Not much effort is needed to make a really great kitty cat puppet. Just find an old sock and rubber band off 2 small ears at the corners of the toe of your sock. Then Draw a face on the cat or use felt shapes or buttons to make the features of the cat that you see on the left side of the illustratoin above. Then get some laundry lint, some cotton filler, or polyfil and stuff the toe of the sock until it is round like a head. Then use a large rubber band to wrap the head in place. For a tail you can just wrap or braid yarn or string together and then tie closed. Then get a safety pin and attach it to the hell of the sock. Then just play, play, play.


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A Pioneer SamplerA Great Living Book

This book is actually the inspiration for our making a shadow puppet theater! In the book, the Robertsons spend a cold winter's evening around the fire watching to Granny cast shadows on the wall as she tells a silly story about hobgoblins.

This is such a wonderful way to learn about the American pioneers. The book centers around the Robertsons, a backwoods family of nine. Engaging stories about their lives teach about the lifestyle of our American forefathers and mothers. Interspersed among the stories are factual pages with beautiful line drawings and activity suggestions. A fascinating book!

Thanks for visiting. I hope that your puppet theater is a grand success!

Make a Peanuts Puppet Marionnette

If you are NOT allergic to peanuts, then you can c

If you are NOT allergic to peanuts, then you can continuee. Select 5 peanuts of about the same size to make the body, legs and arms of the puppet, and a smaller peanut to make the head. With a darning needle carefully run a strong black thread through the top of the head. With black ink draw the eyes, nose, and mouth. Paste on 2 white paper ears to the head, as pictured in figure 1. From white paper make the hat, using Figs. 2 & 3 as patterns. Slip finished hat onto the peanut head. Run thread through it. Attach legs and arms to the body with strong black thread. Fasten a strong thread to the end of each arm. Tie the ends of these strings and that of the one attached to the head to a 1/4 inch dowel, a straight stick from outside, or a chopstick. Notch to prevent thread from slipping. Fig. 4. Use the stick to make the puppet perform.

Little Red Riding Hood: Shadow Puppets

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!


  • Tape the box up well so that it's sturdy and closed.
  • Then trace about 1 – 1 1/2 inches away from the edges of the large faces of the box. Do this on both sides. These are your marking lines.
  • Next cut out the large rectangles you just drew. We used a utility knife for this. Wait! Save the cardboard you just cut away! You can use that for making puppets.
  • If you need to add more tape to the inside of the box to make it more sturdy, go ahead and do that now.
  • Find a sheet of fairly thin white or light-colored paper. Tracing paper or wax paper would work well too. We just used plain old copy paper.
  • Tape that over the hole on one side only. That side with the paper faces your audience. The other side is where you, the puppetmaster will work your magic.

If you want to decorate your puppet theater, you can. But remember, it will be dark as you give your show, so the audience really won't see a lot of what you design on it. So keep it simple. The image to the right is an example of a possible border around your theater. Click it to find the original image.

Below are the puppets—simply shapes cut from cardboard with sticks taped on. We used bamboo skewers, but you can use craft sticks or straws as well. To make your puppets more lifelike, cut out legs, jaws, or arms separately from the body parts and attach them with paper fasteners (brads). Be sure to attach a stick to each part so you can move both pieces. Sprite made her shark have a hinged mouth! Very scary!

The stars of the shadow puppet show.

Shadow Puppets Youtube Video Tutorial

You could even get the kids to sit behind a cardboard box and put on a Shadow Puppet performance! You can make a crab, rabbit, bull, moose, elephant, and snail to name a few.

You will love the collection of ideas featured in this video. Click Play above to view now ^

Another great idea is getting the kids to use thei

Another great idea is getting the kids to use their toy animals to create shadows that they can then trace on paper. We found this idea on Above & Beyond.


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