DIY Shadow Puppet Theater Instructions

Posted by Suzanne Barker on

 Shadow puppets are a delightful, tech-free activity— The simplicity and creativity of it is so fun.  The best part is, you can make your own DIY Shadow Puppet Theater at home!  It is so incredibly simple to make and when it comes to puppets you can either purchase lovely sets like these, or do something very simple and make them at home.  Either way it is the perfect way for your kids to use their imagination.

DIY Shadow Puppet Theater

Supplies  Tape Parchment paper Box cutter Cardboard box

  • Cardboard Box
  • X-acto knife/box cutter **Adult assistance is
    required when using sharp
    objects such as box cutters.
  • Parchment paper, wax paper, or tissue paper
  • Tape

1.) Step one- Have an adult cut a square or
rectangle hole in the front of the box. 

DIY Shadow Puppet theater


2.) Step two- On the inside of the box, fit a piece of
parchment paper to the hole and tape the edges down.

DIY Shadow Puppet theater 

3.) Step three- Place a flashlight,
smartphone with light on, or small reading light behind
your puppet theater and let the show begin!

Shadow Puppet show

If you like, paint, color, or decorate the front of your theater.

Shadow Puppet theater Shadow Puppet theater


 If you are looking for Shadow Puppets for your newly constructed Theater, you can find our adorable Shadow Puppet Sets here-


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