DIY: Halloween Shadow Puppets (With Free Template!)

Written by Melissa Fenlon and Sara Albers

By Melissa and Sara of  Alice & Lois

Get those flashlights ready, cook up some ghoulish tales, and you’re ready for some Halloween shadow puppet theater. We love Halloween and all the spooky tales that go along with it, which is why we’ve created these DIY shadow puppets for you. All you have to do is download the template, print them out, and cut out the shapes. Then, let your kids’ imaginations go wild with tales of the witch on her broomstick, her haunted house, jet-black kitty, and more.

Keep reading for the DIY instructions and downloadable templates.

• White cardstock
• Scissors or X-acto craft knife
• Straws or dowels
• Glue
• Flashlight


1. Download and print the shadow puppet templates: Halloween Shadow Puppets Printable #1 and Halloween Shadow Puppets Printable #2.

2. Cut out the shapes.

3. Glue (I used a hot glue gun) straws or dowels to back of each shape.

4. Put on your shadow puppet show: Hang a sheet or a big piece of parchment paper. Shine a flashlight on your puppets and start the show!

Photos by Melissa Fenlon


Comments Off on DIY: Halloween Shadow Puppets (With Free Template!)

Comments are closed.