Saturday, November 10, 2012
Here's one of the shadow puppets from my Christmas Story shadow puppet set. This is a simple puppet show I made for a Sunday school class. I usually work with kids from 4th grade and up for shadow puppets. This is a good show for beginner puppetteers, since there are no moving parts on the puppets. Figure out ahead of time how the show will flow, which direction the puppets need to face. Assign puppet(s) to each child, and choose a narrator. After you run through it once or twice, let the kids trade puppets and try again. Or put on a show for another class to watch.
If you are doing this at home, invite grandma for Christmas Eve dinner and after you clear away the dinner dishes, set up the theatre, and the kids can put on the show.
Downloadable Puppet patterns are now available in my etsy shop.
The puppets can be used with my tabletop shadow theatre (see my earlier blog to make your own theatre)
The script I used can be found here: