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!
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Empty cardboard tube
Yellow construction paper
Yellow craft paint
Black craft paint
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 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 your black craft paint to add your cheetah’s spots.
Put spots all around your tube, saving room for your cheetah’s face.
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!
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.
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