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- 19th Century People (Mix and Match) (PDF)
- Animals (JPG)
- Bible Stories (PDF)
- Black History (PDF)
- Folk and Fairy Tales (PDF)
- Greek Myths (PDF)
- Music and Composers (PDF)
- Puppet templates to Use with Profile Silhouettes (JPEG)
- Transportation (PDF)
- Shadow puppetry
- Step-by-step guide to making a shadow puppet from templates
- Instructional video how to make a puppet with rods using velcro (example: Pegasus)
- Instructional video how to make a puppet using rods with painters/duct tape (example: Wolf)
- Instructional video how to make silhouette puppets from Bible Stories templates in the Printable Library
19th Century People (Mix and Match)
Templates of men, women, and children in 19th century attire with individual heads, upper, and lower bodies and attributes. These templates are suitable to act out stories from the Underground Railroad and other historical events, as well as some 19th century folk and fairy tales.
This section contains templates of animals to be used in any of the categories below it. They will be downloaded as JPEG rather than PDF files so that the size may be adjusted in Google Drawings (see this instructional video–but use an animal pattern instead of a pattern for a human).
- Town Musicians of Bremen (coming up)
Bible Stories Printables
Here you will find templates of men, women, and children in biblical clothing with heads, upper and lower bodies and attributes. These puppets can be used for stories from both the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and the New Testament.
Black History Printables
In this section you will find printables of famous African Americans, including puppets that may be used to act out stories from the Underground Railroad (see also “19th Century People (Mix and Match)..
Folk and Fairy Tales Printables
Few stories are more popular with children and families than folk and fairy tales! More will be added over time.
Greek Myth Printables
Greek Mythology is a fun and popular subject in many classrooms and homes. Click on the icon above each image to view and download the PDF file.
Music and Composers Printables
On this site you will find printables for musicians, composers, and compositions, including the symphonic fairy tale Peter and the Wolf. Puppets will be added over time.
Puppet Templates to Use with Profile Silhouettes
Here you will find templates of puppets with just shapes for the head, which you need to replace by a profile silhouette. The downloads will be in JPEG rather than PDF format, so that they can be copied and pasted into Google Drawings. You can then copy and paste a silhouet and match it in size with the generic head on the pattern. You will find instructions how to make a silhouettes of somebody’s face from a photo in the following blog posts:
- Historical puppets for language arts (with instructional video how to use online images and Google Drawings)
- How to make shadow puppets of family members
- How to make a puppet of a historical figure (example Martin Luther King)
- How to make a wedding cake topper using profile silhouettes
Here you will find 18th and 19th century vehicles and horses to transport puppets, which may be used to act out stories from the Underground Railroad.