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Paper Plate Tiger Craft

There’s nothing more classic than paper plate crafts for kids!

They are a fun way to pass the time at home or at school and it actually helps children develop necessary skills too.

They’ll have a chance to work on fine motor skills with painting, work on scissor skills when they cut out the template pieces and work on concentration and focus when listening to or reading the directions!

We’ve made lots of paper plate crafts in the past and today we’re sharing this easy tiger craft. We’re betting your kids will love creating this cute paper plate tiger!

Check out our simple directions below or watch our quick tutorial to see how fun this zoo animal craft is!

Tiger Craft For Preschool

collage image of paper plate tiger craft with words in between

Supplies

Related: Paper Plate Unicorn Craft

two paper plate tiger crafts on marble background with blue fabric

Directions

Download the free tiger template, print and cut out the pieces.

hands holding tiger template

Paint the white paper plate in a thin coat of orange paint. Let dry completely before you move on.

Decide whether you want the tiger’s ears to be made out of a paper plate or card stock. If you’ll be making them out of the paper plate, paint a second plate orange.

hands painting paper plate orange

Glue the eyes onto the orange paper plate, just a few inches below the top of the plate.

hands gluing on paper eyes onto orange paper plate

Place the muzzle area just below the eyes, like in the pictures. Glue in place.

hands gluing on paper muzzle on orange paper plate

Position the tiger’s stripes around the paper plate. Group them in 3’s and glue them above the eyes and on both sides of the face. Cut off any of the black paper the extends past the edge of the paper plate.

hands gluing on tiger stripes onto orange paper plate

Trace the tiger’s ears on the second paper plate (or on the orange cardstock) and cut out. Glue the pink inner ear onto the orange outer ears.

hands gluing on pink paper inner ear to orange outer ear

Use double sided tape or loop a piece of regular tape and place on the bottom of the tiger’s ears. Tape to the back of the paper plate, just outside the top stripes.

hands gluing tiger ear to back of paper plate tiger

Now your child has an adorable paper plate tiger!

2 paper plate tiger crafts

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Did you make this easy tiger craft with your child or students? We love seeing how they turn out!

All you need to do is take a picture of your completed project and post it to our Facebook page or join our private Facebook group and share it in there!

one paper plate tiger craft on marble background with blue fabric

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Paper Plate Tiger Craft

Paper Plate Tiger Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Drying Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This paper plate tiger craft is an easy project for kids to make at home or in the classroom!

Materials

  • Paper plates
  • Orange paint
  • White cardstock
  • Colored cardstock (pink, orange and black)
  • Glue stick
  • Tape
  • Tiger template (download form located at the end of this post)

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Download the free tiger template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Paint the white paper plate in a thin coat of orange paint. Let dry completely before you move on.
  3. Decide whether you want the tiger's ears to be made out of a paper plate or card stock. If you'll be making them out of the paper plate, paint a second plate orange.
  4. Glue the eyes onto the orange paper plate, just a few inches below the top of the plate.
  5. Place the muzzle area just below the eyes, like in the pictures. Glue in place.
  6. Position the tiger's stripes around the paper plate. Group them in 3's and glue them above the eyes and on both sides of the face. Cut off any of the black paper the extends past the edge of the paper plate.
  7. Trace the tiger's ears on the second paper plate (or on the orange cardstock) and cut out. Glue the pink inner ear onto the orange outer ears.
  8. Use double-sided tape or loop a piece of regular tape and place on the bottom of the tiger's ears. Tape to the back of the paper plate, just outside the top stripes.

Free Tiger Template

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Jackie

Thursday 26th of August 2021

Where is the tiger face printable?

Sam

Thursday 26th of August 2021

To get the template, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post to have the link sent to you 🙂

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