Cardboard Tube Cheetah Craft

In our continuing quest to build a cardboard tube zoo, we decided that we needed to represent the fastest mammal in the world, the cheetah.

So, we grabbed some paints and some empty cardboard tubes and started creating our cardboard tube cheetah craft.

They’re not as fast as the real ones, but they are a whole lot of fun!

Use recycled materials to make this cardboard tube cheetah craft. It's such a fun kids craft and it makes a fun toy when you're done.

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Supplies Needed

Empty cardboard tube
Yellow construction paper
Yellow craft paint
Black craft paint
Glue
Googly eyes
Black marker

Use recycled materials to make this cardboard tube cheetah craft. It's such a fun kids craft and it makes a fun toy when you're done.

How to make your cardboard tube cheetah craft

Begin by painting your cardboard tube with the yellow craft paint. Since yellow is a lighter color, you may need a couple of coats to completely cover your cardboard tube.

While your paint is drying, cut two triangle shapes from your yellow construction paper for your cheetah’s ears.

Use recycled materials to make this cardboard tube cheetah craft. It's such a fun kids craft and it makes a fun toy when you're done.

Use your black marker to add triangle middles on each of your ears.

Glue your googly eyes to your yellow tube and glue the ears to the inside of the top of your tubes directly above your eyes.

Use recycled materials to make this cardboard tube cheetah craft. It's such a fun kids craft and it makes a fun toy when you're done.

Use your black craft paint to add your cheetah’s spots.

Put spots all around your tube, saving room for your cheetah’s face.

Use recycled materials to make this cardboard tube cheetah craft. It's such a fun kids craft and it makes a fun toy when you're done.

Use either your craft paint or your black marker to make your cheetah’s face.

Add a small nose and your mouth.

Also, add two wavy lines from your eyes to just above your mouth. Use the picture above for reference.

Once all your spots have dried, your cheetah craft is done and ready to join your zoo.

It’s time to play!

Use recycled materials to make this cardboard tube cheetah craft. It's such a fun kids craft and it makes a fun toy when you're done.

If you enjoyed this cardboard tube cheetah craft, the above image is perfect for sharing on Facebook or you can share the photo below on Pinterest.

Use recycled materials to make this cardboard tube cheetah craft. It's such a fun kids craft and it makes a fun toy when you're done.

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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