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 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 Puppets
Fairy Princess Shadow Puppets
Shadow Puppets - dinos and cars
Note to readers: I've read comments regarding the specific gender themes I've created. The intention was not to say one set is 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 all play with each 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!
14 thoughts on “Shadow Puppet Printable Play Sets”
Thank you so much for these! I am doing a summer week of Color and Light and was looking for some fun but easy shadow puppet shapes. These were perfect! Some really easy to cut for the younger ones and some more difficult for the older ones with a great variety of choices.
YAY! I’m so glad you found these printables. I’m excited they will work well for you. Thank you for the note.
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.
Oh how fun, I hope the kids have fun with these puppets. I’d love to hear how it goes!
I am having trouble downloading these puppets
So sorry for the trouble – I’ve just updated the software. I hope that helps. Please let me know if you still have trouble with this download.
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 🙂
OH I’m so excited for the fun ahead – I’m so glad your kiddos love these! Thank you so much for stopping by and telling me about it.
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!
I’m so glad you’ve stopped by and I’m excited to hear you can use these puppets. I hope the littles love them!
Thanks for these, I’m going to use them for a Drama class for year one students.
thank you for the free printables!!
You are welcome, I hope you find hours of fun with them!