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Everything Shadow Puppets - Week 1

It's week one of our new You Theatre Thursdays, and we couldn't be more excited! This week we have everything Shadow Puppets for you! Youtheatre's Executive/Artistic Director, Todd Espeland, leads you through an interactive video on how to create your very own Shadow Puppet Theatre, including a Shadow Puppet Box, the Shadow Puppets themselves, and sample stories.

Materials You Will Need:

Shadow Puppet Box:

  • Cardboard Box/Cereal Box

  • Pencil

  • Ruler

  • Tape (Masking or Packing Tape Works Best)

  • Scissors/Exacto Knife/Box Cutters

  • Transparent Paper (Copy Paper works fine if you don't have wax or parchment paper)

  • Desk Lamp

Shadow Puppets:

  • Tape

  • Hot Glue

  • Scissors/Exacto Knife

  • Pencil

  • Paper (Cardstock works best)

  • Round Head Fastener (Optional)

  • Animal Silhouette (Can print on your cardstock paper) (Optional)

  • Thin Dowel (or some form of a stick)

How To Guide:

Click Here - To Make Your Own Shadow Puppet Theatre


Sample Stories:


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