Craft and Design 3: Shadow Puppets

Children create cat and mice shadow puppets from templates or by drawing their own silhouettes, then make and decorate a puppet theatre using a cereal box, ready for a performance

Learning Objectives

  • Explaining how shadows are formed

  • Understanding that the features of a shadow puppet are shown through its silhouette

  • Designing my own shadow puppet monster and mouse

  • Cutting my puppets out carefully so that any details are not lost

  • Making and decorate a shadow puppet theatre

  • Practicing a performance using my shadow puppets and theatre


Cat and Mouse Template1
Cat and Mice Template 2

Shadow Puppets

Created by:
Simon Chubb,  
Art & Design specialist
Simon is a teacher, cartoonist and artist. He uses his 25 years of experience to teach art in schools and has his own workshop business ‘Scartoons’ in which children create comicA series of drawings which tell a story characters and…
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