This year, Chinese New Year is on 1st February, and it is the Year of the Tiger. In order to help you celebrate, and get into the mood, we have a couple of simple Tiger papercraft ideas for you to try today.
We have a Build-a-Tiger idea – just an easy cut out and glue Tiger for you, and then a Tiger paper crown, with a few stickers that you can add to the Tiger for the kids to have fun with.
These are lovely, basic crafts that, with a little help, are simpler enough for kindergarten and preschoolers. If the kids are slightly older, then they should be able to manage on their own. The main support required for both these Tiger papercraft is a little help with cutting out the shapes for the Tiger, and the stickers.
What is the Year of the Tiger?
For a little bit of background to the Year of the Tiger; this runs from 1st February 2022 – 31st January 2023. It is, of course, one of the Zodiac signs in China. The Tiger is considered to be the King of the Beasts in China. And 2022 follows the other Year of the Tiger events from 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 and 2010.
If you aren’t sure which Chinese Zodiac Sign you are, you can find your Zodiac sign here.
Tigers are known for their ability to combat evil, their strength and courage. Those born in the Year of the Tiger reflect the nobility of the animal, and are thought to be confident, and great leaders. However, they don’t seem to think ahead, yet are always able to handle anything that life throws at them. They can be quite authoritative, but reliable; never going back on what they said that they would do.
What Tiger papercraft do we have?
We have two Tiger crafts for you and the kids to use to celebrate Chinese New Year.
This is the first papercraft activity, and includes a really simple little tiger for you to put together with the kids. The image within the top right is how to put the tiger together.
If you want, you can write numbers on the back of the Tiger, and turn this into a simple game, a little bit like our Build-a-Snowman activity. There are six body parts (head, body, arms, hands, feet and tail). Number them 1-6 and just use a die to roll them and the first to build the Tiger wins!
Tiger papercraft: Make a crown
The next activity is for your child’s head. Just cut out the Tiger head, and the crown strips, and staple them together. You can then decorate your crown with some of the stickers that we have provided for you.
You might need to make the Tiger head a little smaller – alternatively, you can just use the stickers and pop them on the crown for an easy papercraft that will improve fine motor skills.
To download this Tiger papercraft pack – just click on the button below:
We really hope that you like this idea. For other Chinese New Year activities and coloring on the site, do check out these other posts:
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