Shadow Puppets

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Shadow Puppets
Total Time 1 hour Ages all-ages

Your kids can cast a shadowy show of their own with just a few of these simplified paper puppets.

What you'll need

  • Poster board
  • Tape
  • Drinking straws
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Paper fasteners

How to make it

  1. Shadow Puppets - Step 1

    Cut out a character from poster board (you can work from a tracing).

  2. Shadow Puppets - Step 2

    Tape a drinking straw handle to the back.

  3. Shadow Puppets - Step 3

    For one with movable parts, you'll need to cut out the parts individually.

  4. Shadow Puppets - Step 4

    Use the paper hole punch to make one hole in the movable part and another in the body where the part will be attached.

  5. Shadow Puppets - Step 5

    Use a paper fastener to join together the pieces.

  6. Shadow Puppets - Step 6

    Tape an extra straw handle to the back of the movable part.

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