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Handprint Tiger Craft For Kids

Jungle animals are such a fun group of animals for kids to learn about! In our house, tigers are a favorite so we made this handprint tiger craft for kids.

It’s no secret we love handprint crafts, so this tiger craft fits in perfectly!

If you need a quick, cheap and utterly adorable craft idea for kids, this one is for you. Make it at home or in the classroom.

Because of the simplicity, it’s great for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten children. Download our free printable to make it even easier.

Read or directions or watch our step by step video tutorial to see how simple it is to make.

Preschool Tiger Craft

collage of handprint tiger craft images with words "handprint tiger" in the middle

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Download the tiger template, print, and cut out the pieces. Inside the template, there are two different head sizes for the tiger. One is small for little hands and one is big for larger hands. We used the small head size for my 4 year old.

hands holding handprint tiger craft template

Assemble the tiger’s face by gluing the white muzzle area to the middle of the tiger’s face. If you want, use a black marker to draw in the tiger’s inner ear.

hands gluing tiger mouth area to head
hands coloring in tiger ears with black marker

Trace your child’s hand onto the same colored orange paper that you printed the head on. Cut out the handprint and position it with the palm up and the fingers pointed down. Use the black marker to draw on the tiger stripes.

hands coloring in tiger stripes on handprint

We just did stripes along the top of the tiger’s back (the palm area of the hand) and along one side of each of the legs.

Make the tail by drawing stripes along it as well.

hands drawing on stripes to tiger tail

Glue the tiger’s head to the thumb side of the handprint.

hands gluing tiger head to handprint

Glue the tiger’s tail to the opposite side.

hands gluing on tail to handprint tiger craft

That’s it! Isn’t this handprint craft so simple?!

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Like all our other crafts, we’ve given you an idea of what this craft can look like, but feel free to let your child use their imagination.

If they want a pink tiger or blue tiger, just switch out the paper and print on it. You can end up with a rainbow of colorful tigers!

closeup of orange paper tiger craft
two handprint tiger crafts with green fabric

We also added our stripes in different ways as well. You can have stripes coming from each side on the legs or just one. Make this handprint tiger any way you want.

One thing we’d change for little hands is the striping on the tiger’s tail. It would be better for kids to draw on their tiger’s tail stripes before cutting them out. It’ll take a lot more care to hold the small tail and draw on it, so don’t make the same mistake we did 🙂

closeup of handprint tiger craft

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We’d love to see how your craft turned out! When you’re done, take a quick picture and share it with us on our Facebook page or in our private Facebook group.

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Handprint Tiger Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cute and easy handprint tiger craft with your kids! It's perfect for jungle animals units or when learning about the letter t.


  • Orange card stock
  • White card stock
  • Black marker
  • Glue stick
  • Tiger template (download form located at the end of this page)


  • Scissors


  1. Download the free tiger template, print and cut out.
  2. Trace your child's hand onto the orange paper and cut out.
  3. Use the black marker to draw stripes all over the handprint and tail.
  4. Glue the white tiger muzzle to the tiger's face.
  5. Glue the completed face onto the thumb.
  6. Glue the tiger's tail to the backside of the handprint, on the pinky side.

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Free Handprint Tiger Template

Tiger Template
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