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The Shadow Puppets found here are not to be reproduced perfectly, on "one trial only"; but I believe that in each case the due position of the fingers has been drawn with such care, that the most difficult hand puppet subject may be accomplished after only a few minutes.

With a little ingenuity and some patience, new shadow puppets may be produced; and not unfrequently puppet figures appear that one never dreamed of attempting.

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Please enjoy these free hand shadow puppets and learn interesting facts on shadow puppets.

Learn to make hand shadow puppets and the history of making shadow puppets and hand puppets. Shadow puppets have a long history and lots of interesting shadow puppet and hand puppet facts exist. These free hand puppet examples are for you to try your hand at creating shadow puppets and hand puppets, and hopefully put on your very own shadow puppet show!

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Images and portions of the text by Henry Bursill and were originally published by Griffith and Farran in 1859.