This unit is a show-stopper for elementary and middle school students. Shadow puppet performances are an excellent interdisciplinary team activity. Although this material is for presentations of Aesop's Fables, it can be easily adopted for any topic. It works equally well for Greek and Roman mythology, African folk tales, Arthurian legends, and American folk tales.
Contained in the zip file are all of the forms, instructions, tutorials, supplies lists, images, and links needed for you and your students to easily build a shadow puppet theater that will last for years.