RBCM@Home (Kids) Shadow Puppet Theatre with the Museum of Anthropology

Create a Shadow Puppet Theatre with the Museum of Anthropology at UBC

Shadows and strings and rods – oh my! The enchanting world of puppetry is at your fingertips.

For this session, join museum educator Amina Chergui to explore the rich collection of puppets held at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, and get inspired to make your very own shadow puppet theatre.

Supplies needed:

For the shadow puppets

  • Cardboard or cardstock
  • Craft sticks or straws
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Tape
  • Optional: round head paper fasteners

For the puppet theatre

  • Cardboard box (e.g. a recycled cereal box)
  • Tracing paper or thin white paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • A lamp or flashlight

*All images by Sarah Race and the Museum of Anthropology

RBCM @ Home (Kids) is hosted by Chris O'Connor. 

Click on this link to join the webinar:


If you are not able to access through Zoom, we will also be streaming on Facebook Live. Please visit the Royal BC Museum Facebook page.

If you missed past sessions, check out our RBCM @ Home (Kids) YouTube page.

RBCM @ Home (Kids) is like a museum playdate online. Visit with members of the museum staff who are working from home, along with families from across BC, as we make and learn together. Each session will have some kind of making activity, so get your paper and pencil crayons ready. RBCM @ Home(Kids) takes place on Wednesdays at 11 am, visit our calendar for topics, presenters and a list of materials so you can join in with hands-on activities at home.

For adults and youth, check out RBCM @ Home. This program takes place on Tuesdays at 12pm and highlights members of the curatorial and collections staff who are working from home during the pandemic and discover how they do their work, how their work is reflected in their homes and what they're working on now.


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Chris O’Connor
Learning Program Developer

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