Despicable Me Shadow Puppets

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Despicable Me Shadow Puppets


We have a sky light in our living room that brings in a lot of lovely natural light into our home. Yesterday afternoon it cast a shadow on our wall that had my daughter squealing with excitement.

“Look, it’s Gru. It’s Gru”


My husband & I both laughed. It did look like Gru from Despicable Me. Despicable is one of my daughter’s all time favorite movies. She was very disappointed when the sun moved & she lost her shadow.  I wanted to keep her shadow fun going, so we made some shadow puppets.

I drew out a picture of Gru on a black foam sheet with a piece of chalk & then cut it out. (Printables to cut out the puppet shapes are attached below.)


Glue a craft stick to the foam sheet cut-out and let dry.


Gru Printable

I did the same with Agnes & a minion,

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Minion & Agnes Printable

Head to a dark room with a flashlight & shine it on the wall. You may have to play with the flashlight a bit to get it to cast the right light. We were able to just lay the flashlight on the floor.


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Mai was having so much fun that she cast her own shadow puppet.


Our shadow puppet theater was a big hit. I could barely get Mai off to bed.




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