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Easy Tiger Bookmark Craft for Kids to Make

This easy tiger bookmark is a fun animal craft for kids to make. Since 2022 is the year of the tiger, we thought we would make something that kids can use all year long!

Tiger Craft

We love an easy craft that sneaks important skill-building. Create this simple tiger craft with your classroom or at your kitchen table.

Tiger Bookmarks

We love to create bookmark crafts. Kids can use them while reading their favorite books or give them as gifts they can be proud of.

This tutorial will teach your children how to draw tiger stripes. They really are not very difficult. Just follow the step-by-step instructions below.

With 2022 being the year of the tiger, this craft is a perfect late January, early February classroom activity.

You can use this easy tiger activity in several ways.

  • Instead of bookmarks, create borders for your classroom bulletin board.
  • Have kids finish a tiger stripe for each book that they read, making it a unique book log.
  • Hang them in your classroom!
  • Give them as gifts
  • Create them at your local library to go with some fun tiger books.
  • Make them during a Chinese New Year party

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Our Favorite Craft Supplies.

These craft supplies are perfect for crafting with young kids. While not each of them is used in the craft below, they are all staples in our craft bin. If you don’t have any on hand, that might be ok. Take a look at the craft first to see whether or not you need them.

  • Construction Paper – One of our favorite craft supplies. These crafts are a great way to use up that stash of black paper.
  • Pipe Cleaners – This versatile craft supply holds its shape so it’s fun to play with afterward.
  • Craft Sticks or popsicle sticks – A classic staple, use them in your craft or to mix paint.
  • Kid-Friendly paint – Kids love to get messy! Check out our favorite tips for painting with young children.
  • Googly Eyes – You can literally add them to any project and it instantly becomes cuter.
  • Tissue Paper – We always have this on hand. Buy it new or use or save it from birthday parties and holidays.
  • Toilet Paper/Paper Towel Rolls – A great way to recycle your paper tubes is to use them in crafts!
  • Paper Plate – Grab this party supply to create fun crafts.
  • Contact Paper – We use this a lot to create suncatcher crafts

No time to make this tiger bookmark? Pin it for later!

If you’re currently in planning mode, that’s ok! Pin this to your favorite Pinterest board. That way you’ll be able to grab instructions when you’re ready!

Tiger Bookmarks - Text reads "Tiger stripes - Bookmark crafts for kids"

Tips for creating this animal craft:

These tiger stripes are very simple. But here are some tips to help you along the way.

  • When cutting the strips to be 8.5″ long you can get 7 bookmarks from one sheet of standard card stock.
  • To speed up this craft, try to pre-cut your paper strips.
  • Let the kids experiment with large and small stripes. How many can they fit when the stripes are big? How many can they fit when the stripes are small?
  • You could skip the colored pencil part and just draw the stripes onto orange cardstock.
Yield: 1 Bookmark

Tiger Craft Bookmark

Tiger Stripe Bookmark

This fun tiger craft is perfect for crafters of all ages! Work on colored pencil pressure and create a craft you can use when you're done!

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • White Card Stock
  • Scratch Paper

Tools

  • Black Marker
  • Orange Colored Pencil

Instructions

  1. Cut off an 8.5"x 1.5" strip from the end of the white card stock.In process image of a tiger bookmark craft
  2. Use the lightest pressure possible color down the center of the paper strip with the orange colored pencil. Leave a bit of white along the edge.In process image of a tiger bookmark craft
  3. Go back down the center of the bookmark with a little heavier pressure, leaving a bit of the lightest orange on the edge.In process image of a tiger bookmark craft
  4. Repeat a third time with even more pressure in the middle of the orange. Stacking the layers will build up the value of the orange making it brighter and brighter towards the center.In process image of a tiger bookmark craft
  5. Go along the edges of the center playing with the pressure until you like the different values of orange on your bookmark.In process image of a tiger bookmark craft
  6. To draw tiger stripes, create black lines from the center of your bookmark out to the edge of the paper. Use scratch paper so you can go all the way off the edges. These lines can be about an inch apart (no need to measure).In process image of a tiger bookmark craft
  7. Go down the opposite side of the paper adding black lines to that edge in between each of your first stripes.In process image of a tiger bookmark craft
  8. Turn the paper so you are working towards the edge of the paper. Create a wavy line starting on the center tip and ending to the left of your straight line.In process image of a tiger bookmark craft
  9. Then, starting at the tip again, repeat, but draw to the right of the straight line.In process image of a tiger bookmark craft
  10. This will create a wavy-edged triangle. Fill in with the black marker. In process image of a tiger bookmark craft
  11. Repeat this all the way up one side of your bookmark.In process image of a tiger bookmark craft
  12. Last, go up the opposite side creating the rest of your stripes.In process image of a tiger bookmark craft
  13. You will be able to make multiple bookmarks from one sheet of paper.Tiger Stripe Bookmark

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More preschool crafts you will love!

If you loved this cute tiger craft, you’ll love these other ideas.

  • Pig – A friendly 3D paper pig craft
  • Turkey – Quill a cute turkey using this kid-friendly technique.
  • Basic Shape Crafts – use more shapes to create fun classroom crafts.

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Tiger Bookmarks - Text reads "Animal Craft - Tiger Bookmark"
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