Thank you to my friends at Gigantosaurus for sponsoring these Gigantosaurus Shadow Puppets!
I’m celebrating International Dino Day with my friends from Gigantosaurus by making a fun batch of dino-themed shadow puppets! Shadow puppets are a great way to experiment with light and shadow and to explore creative dramatic play. And Gigantosaurus is the most adorable preschool show about dinosaur friends ever. They’re a perfect match!
How to make shadow puppets
To make your own Gigantosaurus Shadow Puppets, you’ll need:
- Black cardstock
- Bamboo Skewers
- Scissors (or Digital Cutter)
- Gigantosaurus Pattern or Gigantosaurus Cut File 1 and Gigantosaurus Cut File 2
If you have a digital cutter, I included the studio files for easy cutting. No cutter? No problem! Just print out the pattern and use it as your template to cut out the dinosaurs from black cardstock.
The next step is where the little ones can help. Tape the skewers to the back of each paper puppet. We’ve got Rocky, Bill, Tiny and Mazu…and of course we have Gigantosaurus! When the puppets are ready, it’s time to turn out the lights and grab a flashlight.
What kind of dino show will your family create?
It’s fun to experiment by moving the puppets closer and further away from the flashlight. How do the shapes change? Can you make the shadows taller and shorter? There’s no limit to the fun you can create!
Want to save these Gigantosaurus Shadow Puppets for later? Click on the photo below to add to Pinterest!
Gigantosaurus stars four fiercely-fun dinosaur friends who take preschoolers on exciting, comedy-filled adventures as they dare to be themselves and explore the world beyond their nests. Every imagination-inspiring episode follows the group on a quest, as they face their individual fears and work together to solve a problem. As the inquisitive Mazu, playful Tiny, timid Bill, and courageous Rocky aim to learn more about Gigantosaurus, they discover they each have something to learn from him, too!