I looked on You Tube and found – “Make shadow puppets! Weekend projects” with Bre Pettis for some examples of how to make shadow puppets and shadow puppet theatres. I found some very good examples on how to make a theatre and how to make some basic puppets. The puppets were quite crude but the methods for holding and controlling them using cut down coat hangers and gaffer tape worked well. Later on these were developed in stage two.
The theatre construction ideas found on You Tube worked very well and were adequate for stage two and three.