Make 6 quick shadow toys out of cardboard. Use in sunlight, with a flashlight or behind a sheet with a lamp.
There are six animals available for download:
Print the templates out, cut roughly around each head and glue to cardboard:
Then cut closely around the head. Finally, cut into the head along the black line to get into the middle of the face and cut out the gray facial features.
Tape the slit used to get to the center up and attach a popsicle stick, twig, bbq skewer, or straw to the bottom for a handle with tape or glue.
Find a source of light, and start playing!
NOTE: you can also print directly on heavier paper, or use the paper template to trace the shape onto cardboard rather than gluing it on.