The Science of Shadow Puppets

Through demonstration and hands-on participation, we'll investigate the properties of light and shadow (translucent, transparent and opaque) and compare the visual vs. spoken nature of this storytelling technique. Participants will be guided in creating their own shadow puppet characters and will practice performing short vignettes, individually or as a group.

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Program Details

Appropriate for ages:

Max Audience: Participant limit 10-15
Costs: 3 hour PD workshop, $300. If participants make their own shadow puppets, supplies cost of $2.50-5.00 per person.
Professional Development


Amy Kaspar Woolf

Educated as a children’s librarian, Amy has over 35 years of joyful experience in storytelling, puppetry and programs sharing literature with children. Amy is a founding member of the duo “Once Upon a Puppet,” and a Wolf Trap/Baby Artsplay artist.


Amy presented at our Cuddle Up and Read family event. She did a great job of interacting with the audience and her story selection was perfect.

C. Hockett, Stanley Elementary, Wichita

I would definitely recommend this to a colleague. Ms Wolfe worked very well with the students. She is a very patient person. The students loved the presentation and asked if we can have her come back again.

M. Foster, L’Ouverture Career Explorations and Technology Magnet, Wichita


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