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Cute Tiger Handmade Valentine Card [Free Template]

February is nearly here and that means it’s another excuse to make an easy kids craft!

Today, we’re making a cute Tiger valentine card craft that’s simple enough for elementary-aged kids to make by themselves.

In the past, we’ve done a few Valentine’s crafts for kids, but this one is our new favorite.

Read on below to see how to make this Valentine’s Day card with your kids or students.

Tiger Handmade Valentine Card

homemade tiger paper card craft

This homemade Valentine’s card is easy to make and requires only a few simple supplies.

Supplies

Note: There are two versions of this card template available. One is for use with a single child and the other is for use with multiple children.

If you are using the single child template, you’ll print it out on white cardstock, then trace and cut out on the appropriate colored cardstock.

If you’re using the multiple child template, you’ll print multiple copies of each part on the colored cardstock and cut out. Both templates are included in the download file so you can choose which one best suits your needs.

Directions

Print out all of the tiger card template pieces on the corresponding colored cardstock.

To make the base of the card, fold the orange paper in half along the top part of the tiger head. Cut along the tiger’s head except at the top part where the fold is.

tiger valentine card

Cut out the dark orange tiger piece and glue on the top, middle of the card.

tiger valentine card

Cut out the mouth area and glue on to the bottom middle of the card, on top of the dark orange tiger piece.

tiger valentine card

Glue the heart nose so it’s overlapping the dark orange tiger piece and the mouth area.

tiger valentine card

Glue the larger tiger stripes to the top of the tiger head and trim off any overhanging pieces.

tiger valentine card

Glue the thinner tiger stripes to the sides of the tiger’s head and trim off any excess.

tiger valentine card

Cut out the ears and glue to the back of the card.

Cut out the inner ears and glue to the front of the orange tiger ears.

Open the tiger card and write your custom valentine message.

Inside of tiger valentine card craft for kids

That’s all there is to it to make this cute and easy Valentine’s Day card.

This tiger card is perfect for making in the classroom to send home to Mom & Dad or to make at home to give to grandparents.

Either way, it’s a fun Valentine’s activity for kids.

If you want to make this tiger card with your kids or students, don’t forget to enter your email in the form at the bottom of the page to get your free template.

front of tiger themed valentine card for kids to make

Valentine’s Ideas For Kids

Reading books is another great option for any theme or holiday! These Valentine’s Day books are some of the top picks. Add them to your home library or see if your local library has them on hand.

Love From The Crayons If your kids love any of the Crayon books, they’ll want to read this Valentine version where the crayons explore the bright colors and subtle shades of love.

The Invisible String – This is a sweet story all children will want to hear. It’s about a mother who tells her two children that they’re all connected by an invisible string.

Little Blue Truck’s Valentine – Join Little Blue Truck as he delivers Valentine’s Day cards to all his farm animal friends. As he does, he wonders, will anyone give one to him?

Have some open-ended exploratory play with this Valentine themed play dough set or this Valentine sensory bin.

Get Our Favorite Valentine Crafts For Kids!

closeup of front of tiger valentine card craft for kids

Tiger Handmade Valentine Card Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Turn some colored paper and glue into this cute tiger handmade Valentine card craft!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock
  • Glue
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Tiger template

Instructions

  1. Print out all of the tiger card template pieces on the corresponding colored cardstock.
  2. To make the base of the card, fold the orange paper in half along the top part of the tiger head. Cut along the tiger's head except at the top part where the fold is.
  3. Cut out the dark orange tiger piece and glue it on the top, middle of the card.
  4. Cut out the mouth area and glue on to the bottom middle of the card, on top of the dark orange tiger piece.
  5. Glue the heart nose so it's overlapping the dark orange tiger piece and the mouth area.
  6. Glue the larger tiger stripes to the top of the tiger head and trim off any overhanging pieces.
  7. Glue the thinner tiger stripes to the sides of the tiger's head and trim off any excess.
  8. Cut out the ears and glue them to the back of the card.
  9. Cut out the inner ears and glue to the front of the orange tiger ears.
  10. Open the tiger card and write your custom Valentine's message.

Free Tiger Card Template

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Heidi

Monday 1st of March 2021

My son and I used the card idea combined with another pintrest idea to make a Valentines day mailbox for his school. The card was the face and the box was the body of the tiger. I would love to send you pictures it turned out so cute. It was definitely the hardest school project (preschool;) I have worked on. It took us hours, but it looks so good. Thanks for the template :)

Sam T

Monday 1st of March 2021

That sounds so cute! I'd love to see it!

Regina Price

Tuesday 4th of February 2020

I think this is a great project for my little ones (Pre-k)

Sam T

Thursday 6th of February 2020

Yay! Hope they enjoy it!

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