Cute Paper Tiger – Zoo Animal Craft for a Group of Kids

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Make the supplies for this tiger craft for a group of kids, with step-by-step instructions and Free Printable Template!

Check out this simple and cute paper tiger! Kids will love making it. Get the Free Paper Tiger Printable below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with about 10 minutes of cutting.

Do you want more Zoo Animal fun? My Zoo Animal Activity Packet will entertain kids for hours. It includes 12 printable activities and 2 craft templates!

Did you know that tigers are the largest cat species? Read more on Wikipedia.

Here’s What You Need

Here’s your Cute Paper Tiger supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):

Step 1: Get the printable

Download the Free Paper Tiger Printable. You will be stapling the templates to sheets of colored paper and cutting out shapes up to 10 at a time.

tiger craft template printable pages
Use the Tiger Craft Template to quickly cut out as many shapes as you need.

Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Tiger Shapes

tiger craft template ready to cut

Once you have the print outs, staple them to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 6-10 sheets of construction paper.

The muzzle and the nose will need to be separated because they are two different colors.

So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting.

Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.

Tip: While you’re cutting, if you’ve cut off all parts of the pages that have staples, make sure to re-staple the sheets that are left. Whenever you’re cutting multiple sheets at a time, make sure they are always stapled together!

tiger craft pieces

Step 3: How to Assemble

The kids will have so much fun making their paper tiger! Watch my quick youtube video to see how to assemble the tiger craft:

I recommend having a tiger that is already put together so the children can see what the final version will look like.

  1. start with the orange body
  2. glue the head onto the orange body
  3. glue the white muzzle onto the bottom of the head
  4. glue on the nose
  5. draw on the face
  6. draw triangles and color them in for the stripes
  7. don’t forget to write your name on the back

And you’re finished!

add a construction paper crown, and you have your own Tiger King craft… haha

It took me about 10 minutes to have the supplies for 20 kids. How amazing is that?! Now you’re ready to take your Cute Paper Tiger craft to your event. This would be a great craft for a zoo lesson, preschool, Scouts or just a fun school party idea.

If you liked this craft, check out some of my other animal crafts!

As always, I try to make the classroom and party crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

Download the Free Paper Tiger Printable

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