One of the best things about being a kid is that they don’t need a lot to have a fun time. For example, we just know these Halloween shadow puppets will keep kids of any age entertained for hours!

Download and print these free Halloween shadow puppets printables, grab some lolly sticks, and get ready to create the best shadow puppet show.

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Download and print this pdf file to create your own shadow puppets.

Free Printable Halloween Shadow Puppets

Creating your own Halloween shadow puppet show is very easy and it’s one of the most fun activities you can do at home with the entire family. The best thing is that you don’t even need many items to make it happen! Kids can use these Halloween stick puppets to narrate fun Halloween nursery rhymes or just improvise with their own stories.

Related: Easy Clown Stick Puppet Craft Made from Paint Sticks

This set includes 2 printable pages with spooky Halloween shadow puppets, animal puppets, and more Halloween-esque puppets. To create these craft projects, you will need the following materials:

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This page is sized for standard letter printer paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.

Instructions to create a Halloween shadow puppet show

  1. Print out the Halloween shadow puppet set.
  2. With the help of an adult, cut around each puppet.
  3. Laminate your puppets if possible; if not, you can paste them onto a cardbox and cut around them again. This step is optional but we highly recommend it so your puppets will last longer.
  4. Glue each puppet to a lolly stick.

Now just point the lamp towards a wall and hold each puppet between the lamp and the wall to have your own shadow puppet theater. Grab some popcorn for the entire family, take turns to tell a story, and enjoy!

Halloween Shadow Puppets
Ohhh, these printable templates are so spooky!

Shadows of the animals printable

The first printable page includes a spooky spider, a frightened black cat, a flying bat, and a jack-o’-lantern… I wonder what kind of stories can be created with these characters…

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Get ready for the best shadow puppet play of your life!

Spooky stories printable

Our second printable includes objects that will make for some really spooky stories, like a ghost saying booo, an angry pumpkin puppet, a witch with a witch’s hat, and a skull. These are great for a Halloween party!

Halloween Shadow Puppets Square
These are the best Halloween shadow puppets I’ve ever seen!

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  1. I never found the halloween shadow puppets. When I clicked on the link there were a lot of things but no Halloween shadow puppwets.

    1. Hi, Kimberly! Thank you for letting us know! We are going to fix it, and then I will email you the printables.