Cardboard Tube Tiger Craft

Our cardboard tube zoo is growing and it’s time to add a tiger to our collection of animals.

No zoo is complete without a tiger, right? It’s one of my favorites!

So, we grabbed our supplies and set to work adding a cardboard tube tiger to our collection.

Grab some cardboard and paints to make this fun Cardboard Tube Tiger craft for kids. It's so much fun to make and play with!

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Supplies Needed

Empty cardboard tube
Orange craft paint
Black craft paint
Orange construction paper
Google eyes
Glue
Black marker

Grab some cardboard and paints to make this fun Cardboard Tube Tiger craft for kids. It's so much fun to make and play with!

How to make your cardboard tube tiger craft

First, you’ll want to paint your cardboard tube with your orange craft paint.

While your paint is drying, use your orange construction paper to make your ears. The ears are small, so you only need a scrap of paper.

Cut out two rounded triangles for your ears. Use your black marker to draw smaller triangles on each ear for the inner ear.

Grab some cardboard and paints to make this fun Cardboard Tube Tiger craft for kids. It's so much fun to make and play with!

Once your paint is dry, you can make your tiger’s face.

Glue your google eyes where you want your face. While the glue is drying, use your black marker to draw a nose (upside down triangle), mouth (“w” shape), and whiskers.

Glue your ears to the inside of the top of your cardboard tube so they peek out from the top. Line them up directly above the eyes.

Grab some cardboard and paints to make this fun Cardboard Tube Tiger craft for kids. It's so much fun to make and play with!

Finally, it’s time to add your stripes to your cardboard tube tiger.

Use your black craft paint and paint stripes all around your tiger. We left an open space in the front, since we noticed in pictures that tigers don’t have stripes on their belly.

Once you’re satisfied with your stripes, let your paint dry.

Ta-da! That’s it. Once your paint and glue have dried, your tiger is ready to join your zoo.

What other animals do you want in a cardboard tube zoo?

Grab some cardboard and paints to make this fun Cardboard Tube Tiger craft for kids. It's so much fun to make and play with!

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Grab some cardboard and paints to make this fun Cardboard Tube Tiger craft for kids. It's so much fun to make and play with!

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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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