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Shadow Puppet Printable Play Sets

Print and cut out these printable shadow puppet play sets. No matter if your looking for pretend play themes for boys or girls, there is tons of shapes to play with! There are 3 different themed shadow puppet printables. Fairy Princess – includes a unicorn, fairy princess and even a castle. “For Boys” includes a dinosaur, monster truck and a cowboy – but of course the girls will love to play with this set too! The third set is a friends playset with shapes that include a boy, a girl, a baby and even an ice cream cone. Cut out the images and attach to a stick for shadow play time or use as templates to make felt board pieces and playsets.

Shadow Puppet Cutouts by Jen Goode
Shadow Puppet Cutouts by Jen Goode

Shadow Puppet Printables You Can Make

Each printable shadow puppet set is a high-resolution jpg file. Just print, cut and play! All 3 printouts will give you 21 shadow puppet cut-outs total.

Every Day Shadow Puppet set 

Fairy Princess Shadow Puppet set 

Vehicles and Dino Shadow Puppets

Shadow Puppet printables by Jen Goode
Shadow Puppet printables by Jen Goode

Note to readers: I've read comments regarding the specific gender themes I've created. The intention was not to say one set as for a specific gender, but more to describe the theme of the shapes. I'm a mom of both boys and a girl and they would play with all three of these sets – princess riding in a big pick up truck and cowboys waving wands are not uncommon in my home. Sometimes we might look for a certain theme of shapes for a lesson, party or activity we are planning with our kids. If there are other shapes you wish were included, I'd love to hear about it! Use what you like and pretend however the fun leads you! I appreciate the feedback!

Shadow puppets are a fun DIY activity you can make with your kids or let them make on their own. draw your own designs on the non-printed side of each piece to create puppets for everyday play too. You don't have to stop at shadow puppets with these printable playsets. You can also use them to make paper dolls, felt board story pieces or use in craft projects. I'd love to hear what you make!


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12 thoughts on “Shadow Puppet Printable Play Sets”

  1. We are reading a called Shadow Magic. My students were so excited about this book, so I thought I would search for free shadow puppets to share. Thanks. I will let you know how it goes.

  2. i’ve just found these after looking as me and my children made our own shadow puppet theatre last night and they absolutely loved it! they’ll be able to act out lots more stories now….thanks 🙂

  3. I feel so lucky to have found your website. I was searching all over online for something like this. The puppets will be perfect for my preschool class. Thank you!


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