This project was one we have had the most fun with recently. First we cut a hole in the bottom of a cardboard box and covered it with tissue paper. Then, by shining a desk light through it in a darkened room we had a wonderfully fun shadow theater. The kids drew the outlines for the puppets (mostly monsters, fairies and dogs for this one) on some cereal box cardboard which we cut out and taped to wooden skewer sticks. Even the most basic puppets came alive and it was fun to be able to go back and make more characters as the stories got more elaborate. This is a great project when you have kids over a range of ages as it can be as complicated or as simple as they need it to be.