Get your cubs wild and excited with these terrific Tiger Crafts for Kids! Perfect for International Tiger Day, India’s Independence Day and wildlife lessons.
Wole Soyinka, Nigerian author and Nobel laureate, said, “A tiger does not shout its tigritude, it acts“. It’s hard to think a more fitting way to describe this majestic creature, who’s content and confident enough to relegate the title of King of the Jungle to another cat!
Maybe that’s the reason tigers have an air of mystery and grandeur that other animals don’t have. You always hear stories of rich people or royals keeping tigers to show off their luxurious lifestyle. In fact, it is one of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac – the year 2021 is actually the year of the Tiger!
The Tiger is also the national animal of India, and holds a pride of place in the country. With India’s Independence Day coming up on 15th August, International Tiger Day being on 29th July and of course, this being the year of the Tiger, we think it’s the perfect time to learn more about this terrific animal – with some tiger crafts for kids!
10 Terrific Tiger Crafts for Kids
If you’ve got a brown paper bag, be sure to make this cute tiger puppet from Simple Everyday Mom! It may not be as huge as a real tiger, but can be as big as the bag you have! In reality, tigers are the largest cats in the whole world, with male tigers weighing around 300 kg! One swipe from a tiger’s paw is strong enough to break a person’s bones, at the very least!
Doesn’t the look on this tiger’s face appear like he’s been lying in wait for you? Tigers aren’t the kind of animals that’ll chase their prey till they catch them. Instead, they lie in ambush, waiting, and slowly creeping up and pouncing on their prey once they’re close enough.
We aren’t entertaining a lot these days, thanks to the pandemic, which means you may have a bunch of foam cups lying around at home. If you do, I Heart Crafty Things has the perfect craft for you, in the form of a cute little foam cup tiger! Check out the other foam cup animals too – you can make an entire zoo!
Red Ted Art helps us catch up on our summer reading with a simple and good looking tiger bookmark that you can make with Origami. Try making a full set like shown here, with different facial expressions. This may be deviating from truth a little, since tigers are actually solitary animals. They even hunt at night so they can avoid people!
We love this craft from Creative Family Fun, where you can make an entire family of tigers with different kinds of stripes. The tiger’s stripes are on their skin and not just their fur, and each tiger has a unique set of stripes, much like our finger prints.
Fancy yourself as a majestic tiger? Thanks to this printable paper crown, you can turn yourself into a fine Bengal tiger! The Bengal tiger is the most common tiger in the world, which makes sense, since 70% of the world’s tigers are in India. Unfortunately in the United States, there are more tigers in captivity than in the wild.
We love this project from Make it Your Own because it’s really easy, but the entire project still takes time and can help increase focus and concentration in kids. The end picture looks like a tiger waiting to pounce on its prey. It may appear that tigers are excellent hunters, but the truth is that tigers are successful only in one out of 10 hunts. However, this doesn’t matter since one kill can give them a week’s worth of food.
Henri Rousseau was a French artist who loved painting wildlife, especially tigers. He has many famous paintings of tigers, most of them catching the tiger in action – even though the man never set foot outside France in his lifetime! Kathy’s Art Project Ideas celebrates the artist and his famous work with a lovely piece of collage art.
Simple Everyday Mom has a cute little handmade tiger card, that looks a lot like a baby tiger or tiger cub. It may very well be so, since this tiger’s eyes are closed, and tiger cubs are generally born blind. They use the sense of smell to follow their mother around, and can only open their eyes a week or two after birth.
Puppets are always fun, and when they’re easy to make like this one from Red Ted Art, it’s all the more interesting! Make your paper tiger puppet roar away – just like a real tiger whose roar can be heard 3 km away! In fact, tigers are pretty good at mimicry and can make all kinds of noises besides roaring and growling.
Tigers are amazing creatures, aren’t they? Maybe that’s why Yann Martel chose this animal as Pi’s companion on the boat. Tigers have been around for over 2 million years, but the number of tigers has reduced by almost 95% in the last 150 years. Thanks to awareness campaigns by organizations like the WWF, the numbers of tigers have started increasing, particularly in India. Let’s take this movement forward by learning more about this amazing animal – with the help of tiger crafts for kids!