Tiger Craft – Free Template

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Download the Free Tiger Craft Template and make this Zoo Animal Craft for Preschoolers. Find step-by-step instructions and Easy Paper Crafts on CraftingJeannie.com!

Check out this simple and cute paper tiger! Kids will love making it. This is a fun craft to pair with a zoo animal lesson plan or a field trip to the zoo! Your children can draw stripes to make the cat a tiger, or spots to make it a leopard.

Tiger Craft by Crafting Jeannie

Get the Free Tiger Craft 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!

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Get the Zoo Animal Activity Pack!

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

Make a Cheeta Craft or a Leopard Craft

Cheetah Craft and Tiger Craft by Crafting Jeannie
Use yellow paper and add spots and eye marks to turn the tiger template into a Cheetah craft. Or Just add spots to the orange paper to make a Leopard craft!

Here’s What You Need

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

Make this tiger paper craft while reading these Fun Books:



Watch this Preschool Tiger Craft Video for Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1: Download and Print the Free Tiger Craft Template

Download the Free Tiger Craft Template. 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 Craft 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 Make a Tiger Paper Craft

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

Tiger Craft by Crafting Jeannie

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!

This is a great zoo animal craft or something to make just for fun. And, it’s the perfect Big Cat Craft for Preschoolers, Kindergarteners, Toddlers, Daycare, or just a fun craft at home idea.

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.

More Animal Activities for Preschoolers

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! 

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