Halloween Storytelling with DIY Shadow Puppets

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Tell scary or not-so-scary stories this Halloween using homemade shadow puppets. I saw a beautiful shadow puppet idea on Pinterest (that I can’t find again) which inspired our Halloween shadow puppet storytelling.

Halloween Storytelling

Halloween storytelling

DIY Shadow Puppets

Supplies: thick cardstock (old granola bar boxes), tape, scissors, sticks, flashlight

1. Use stencils or free draw Halloween-themed images for your story.
Halloween storytelling

2. Cut out.
3. Tape a stick or straw to the shape.
4. Get a flashlight or two to shine on the wall.
5. Turn off the lights. Tell a story using your puppets. (Storytelling Tips HERE.)

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2 Responses

  1. What a fun idea! My daughter just wrote a story about a good and a bad princess (each of which has three animal helpers) – I could see her retelling the story using your shadow puppet idea. Thanks for this!

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