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This Paper Tube Tiger Craft Is Perfect To Celebrate Chinese New Year With The Kids

Paper Tube Tiger Craft - Chinese New Year

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This paper tube tiger craft is an adorable project to make with kids to celebrate Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year this year since it’s the year of the tiger! 

It’s 2022 and if you celebrate the Lunar Year or Chinese New Year, you’ll likely know that this is the year of the Tiger! Making tiger crafts like this paper tube tiger craft is a fun way for kids to celebrate Chinese New Year and talk about the zodiac signs, culture and traditions around it. 

We love that it’s also a super simple recycled craft for kids that requires minimal materials!

Paper Tube Tiger Craft

Paper Tube Tiger Craft Chinese New year

Paper Tube Tiger Craft Chinese New year

What do you need to make this tiger toilet paper roll craft 

Just reach into your recycled bin for a toilet paper roll and some paints and you’re all set! 

What’s clever about this tiger craft is that the tube makes the perfect stamped head for the tiger! We also used orange paper to make it easy to just stamp away; a fun preschool tiger craft if your little ones are into some easy stamping ideas. 

If you wanted to adapt this to older kids, you could stamp orange paint on white paper and have them paint the insides orange for a more involved art activity. 

preschool tiger craft

Paper Roll Tiger Craft – Materials:

Do I need paint markers or can I use paint for the tiger details? 

The paint markers allow for finer details when adding facial expressions like the eye sand nose and stripes. But of course you can feel free to use a paintbrush for the details if you don’t have paint markers. 

tiger art project

tiger art project

tiger art project

tiger craft and art project

Paper Tube Tiger Craft

INSTRUCTIONS

Watch the video in this post to see how to make this cute tiger art project for kids.

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Paper Tube Tiger Craft

Paper Tube Tiger Craft
This paper tube tiger craft is an adorable project to make with kids to celebrate Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year this year since it's the year of the tiger! 

Materials

  • Empty toilet paper roll
  • Black paint
  • Black paint marker
  • White paint marker
  • Orange cardstock

Instructions

  1. Add a blob of black paint onto cardboard or any paint palette.
  2. Stick one end of your toilet paper roll onto the paint, rolling all around to get good coverage.
  3. Stamp black circles over orange cardstock.
  4. Use a paintbrush to add ears. Fill in the ears with black paint marker.
  5. Use the black paint marker to fill in the face details like eyes and stripes.
  6. Use the white paint marker to add the mouth area and then fill in the rest of the mouth and nose details with the black paint marker.
toilet paper roll Tiger Craft

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