Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
When I was a little girl, I would love it when my Mom would make shadow puppets on the wall and tell me a story when she tucked me into the bed at night. All those memories came back when I was introduced to the Les Petit Merveilles line of Nighttime Shadow Puppets from the French toy company, Moulin Roty. I couldn’t wait for my own children to have the opportunity to use their imaginations to make the shadow puppet toys come to life.
These premium puppet sets are available in a selection of adventurous themes including Castles, Paris, Circus and Dinosaurs. I am very impressed with the quality of each puppet that is laser cut for precision and made of durable cardstock into assorted shapes. Each puppet is also securely attached to the stick for long hours of play time.
My three children absolutely loved the idea of putting on a shadow puppet show for our family. They built a “theatre” using a sheet and practiced for their first performance for over an hour. Adam, Hannah and Jacob (ages 8, 7 and 6) really enjoy imaginative play so this is the perfect creative toy. My husband and I had so much fun watching their Castle Shadows (SRP $18.50 for a 9 piece set) performance as the fairy princess had to escape from the malevolent witch in the castle. Never fear though…..the dragon swooped in to save the day and rescue the princess. The Dinosaur Shadows ($18.50) puppet set includes 10 puppets featuring such exciting dinosaurs as the stegosaurus, brachiosaurus and many more. For this show, the boys actually wrote a “screenplay” and I was thrilled to see the effort that they put into their show.
What I like the most about the Les Petit Merveilles line of Nighttime Shadow Puppets is that play is open ended and can be an actual show or simply spontaneous fun. My children enjoy playing with their Les Ombres (French for shadow puppets) every night before bedtime and it is such a fun way for them to wind down before settling in for the evening. Each set comes with a handy holder so the puppets can be set into the slots and kept together until the next play time. You can purchase your own Les Petit Merveilles Nighttime Shadow Puppet sets at Amazon.com!
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