a Mythic Puppet paper pattern
crayons, markers, or paint
rulers, sticks, or chopsticks
Download and print a puppet from the choices below. Or draw your own creature puppet.
Color in the puppet.
Cut it out along the outlines.
Tape one or two sticks (or rulers or chopsticks) to the back of the puppet.
Download a PDF of the puppet you would like to make.
The dragon king was a popular character in shadow puppet shows in Beijing, China. He lives in a palace at the bottom of the sea with his servants, the lobsters and shrimp.
In shadow puppet shows in Thailand, the bird-man Garuda battles his archenemy, the snakelike Naga.
In Greek myths, this white, winged horse is a loyal companion to heroes as they battle monsters.