I was shopping with my kids this morning. As usual, we had to make a stop at the toy shop. This particular store had shadow puppets. Little cut out shapes to hold in front of a light. They wanted $30 for them. I decided that was highway robbery and made my own.
Print off the shapes. They only need to be black and white.
Choose a thick cardboard and tape the print outs to the cardboard.
Cut around each shape. You don’t need to keep the orignal paper, only the cardboard cut out of the shape.
Tape the cut outs to a barbecue skewer. This is how mine looked (sorry, not the best photo).
Place a torch on a chair or table aimed at a blank wall.
Turn off all other lights.
Let the puppet show begin!
Remember to supervise younger children. They may hurt themselves with the skewers.
My kids loved them and had a ball flying rockets and racing dinosaurs across the wall.