I'm a puppet maker with a degree in theatre. A former lighting techie, stage manager and producer. And I like to think that with puppetry, the only limit is your imagination. More...
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In the spirit of halloween, I’m giving you a fun…ok, creepy… shadow puppet pattern. It’s an Australian redback spider. All the instructions, including materials and tools, are provided in the pattern and the video; and there’s another video in the set that shows you how the puppet turns out.
This is more for fun at home or school and certainly isn’t what I’d normally make; my other shadow puppet patterns produce far more professional results.
Build your own shadow puppet screen. You’ll find more free patterns here, and a video tutorial on making joints for these puppets. Learn more about what materials to use here. How shadow puppets are different to silhouettes is discussed here. [links to be added]send feedback / have a question?
Australians may want to buy locally. Where? I explain here.