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Tiger papercraft for Chinese New Year

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:

Other Chinese New Year ideas on KiddyCharts

Here are some more ideas on KiddyCharts that are relevant to Chinese New Year.

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Tiger craft ideas from the Internet

Here are some more thoughts on Tiger Craft ideas from ourside KiddyCharts. With everything from painting to more papercraft.

We really hope that you like these ideas – we’d love to have you back on the site again. Feel free to sign jup to our newsletter so you get the details from the site as they happen.

Take care and see you soon,


Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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