INSIDE: Make a tiger jump into the air with this super fun and easy jumping tiger craft for kids! Whether it’s a craft for a wildlife or zoo themed unit or for the Lunar New Year in 2022 – The Year of the Tiger! All you need to make your tiger jump are a couple of paper cups and an elastic band!
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Jumping Tiger Craft
Cut out two medium circles out of orange construction paper. Glue one on top of the other one. This will be the body of the tiger. Cut out six large thin triangles and 9 smaller thin triangles from the black construction paper, these will be the tiger strips. Cut two ovals from white construction paper. Glue one over to the head as the mouth and the other oval to the tiger’s tummy.
Glue the tiger stripes to its belly and head as shown. Cut out two ears from orange construction paper and glue those on to the head of the tiger.
Take a black sharpie and draw a nose, mouth and whiskers on the tiger. Glue on googley eyes.
Time to Create the Jumping Apparatus
Time to take your paper cups. With one cup make two cuts about an inch long on either side of the cup to create two tabs. Take an elastic band and slide one end into the two slits on one side. Twist it and slide the other end into the slits on the other side. Slide the elastic band all the way down as far as it can go.
Next, glue the tiger to the side of the cup with the elastic band. Make sure to secure all the parts of the tiger. Its going to be jumping pretty high so you don’t want it to lose an eye on the way down.
Make your Tiger Jump
Place the cup with the tiger and the elastic band inside on top of the other cup. Press is down and move your hands out of the way quickly to let your tiger jump! Experiment with different ways to get the tiger to jump the highest!
Age Suitability for Jumping Tiger Craft for Kids
This activity is great for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7 year old.
Supplies for Jumping Tiger Craft for Kids
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- Two paper cups
- Orange and black construction paper
- Googley eyes (or black and white construction paper)
- Elastic band
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