Let's light up kids' imaginations
through the magic of
A shadow theater kit gives kids – and the whole family – endless hours of creative fun together.
"Getting the shadow kit at home is like getting legos for the first time—all of a sudden you have tools for your imagination that you didn't even know you were missing."
– Dan S.
How does it work?
Step 1: Set-up your fabric or birch shadow stage.
Step 2: Pick your light source.
Hold a flashlight behind the screen, or prop up your phone using the included stand.
Step 3: Create captivating shadows.
When the light shines on a puppet, a shadow is cast on the screen for all to see.
Use a Firelight Story Pack, complete with puppets and scripts, or begin crafting your own tales.
Step 4: Craft stories.
"The instant we opened the kit, my kids were running through the house choosing the best place to set it up and make a performance! Telling stories in the dark with shadows brings a hushed, special-time quality to something children naturally love to do."
See the magic in action.
While the exact origins of shadow theater aren't known, we invite you to watch this short performance to see how it might have begun over a thousand years ago.