Download and cut your own puppets to stage a shadow puppet show based on the Chinese Moon legend that explains the origins and traditions of the Mid-Autumn festival!
Shadow puppetry is beneficial for children of various ages, encouraging development of:
- literacy & memory
- imagination & creativity
- storytelling, oration & recitation
There are five characters, one landscape silhouette of a temple, the moon with the silhouette of a woman and ten suns. There is also a flask of elixir, a pair of Chinese lanterns and a plate of moon cakes that can be attached to different characters.
WATCH THE VIDEO OF THIS SHADOW PUPPET SHOW HERE!
You will get three JPEG files with designs of twenty silhouettes. You can make the puppets in the following ways:
1. By cutting them with scissors and a hobby knife
2. By using a silhouette cutting machine (with Silhouette Cameo or Cricut)
3. By printing the designs on printable transparent film