Darkness, a flashlight, a set of Moulin Roty Nighttime Shadow puppets and your imagination is all you need to shake up your night. These laser cut shapes are attached wooden dowels and are used to cast intricate shadows onto a wall or other surface. Bedtime stories have never been so much fun! The Les Petit Merveilles line of shadow puppets includes several sets:
- Nighttime Castle Shadows — This set comes with 9 shapes including a princess, fairy godmother, castle, dragon, witch & more!
- Nighttime Dinosaur Shadows — This set includes 8 dinosaurs plus tree and volcano scenery
- Nighttime Circus Shadows — This 11 piece set includes everything you need to put on a circus show, shadow style
- Nighttime Paris Shadows — This set includes the Eiffel Tower, several parisian characters and more.
Turn out the lights, cozy up and prepare for the show! Storytelling will never be the same again! These shadow puppet sets sell for around $20 each.
Bedtime stories may never be the same thanks to Moulin Roty, the 40-year-old French toy company, that is casting a light on its Les Petit Merveilles line of Nighttime Shadow Puppets. Instead of reading from a storybook, parents and children use these majestic puppet sets with themes of Castles, Paris, Circus and Dinosaurs to create magical tales for sweet dreams! My client is Magicforest, a wonderful toy importer based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, which is celebrating its 10th year of business this year.
If you have ever made hand shadows on the wall or have seen shadows cast by a flashlight on a camping tent wall then you already have an idea of how shadow puppets work. Different than hand puppets or TV muppets, these intriguing works of art entice storytelling, hand coordination and serve as an outlet to express feelings. The Paris Shadows ($21) set shows the Eiffel Tower, airplane, moon and sleepwalker. The 9-piece Castle Shadows ($18.50) include a dragon, a fairy, royalty and a witch! If dinos are more your style, the Dinosaur Shadows ($18.50) pack of 10 puppets feature a stegosaurus, brachiosaurus and more prehistoric shapes!