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Shadow puppetry

Interested in shadow puppetry? Check out the videos below which guide you through how to make your own shadow puppet show at home.

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Boo! performed by Joni-Rae Carrack

Day one: build your shadow theatre

We show you how to make a shadow theatre our of recycled cardboard and tracing or greaseproof paper.

Download the instructions here.

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Day two: make your shadow puppets

You can design your own puppets

or download our template here.

Day three: make your puppets move

Once you’ve mastered yesterday’s shadow puppet make, learn how to make moving shadow puppets.

Download the instructions here.


Day four: coloured shadow puppets

You can design your own coloured puppets.

or download our template here. 

Find out what else you can make, here.