Handprint animals are my favorite to make with the kids. The possibilities are endless and the results are so cute. Today I am sharing two different ways to make a painted handprint tiger craft with your little ones. *This post contains affiliate links. Read more about this here.
Tiger Handprint Crafts
Okay, so the handprint tiger really looks more like a cat, but it still had my little one running around “roaring!” 😉 Here’s how to make it:
Paint the hand with orange paint. Make a print on the construction paper. The fingers will be the legs and the thumb will create the head. Let dry.
Have them dip their index finger in white paint to make the tiger cheeks.
To finish, use a marker to draw the tiger stripes and facial features. Add things like grass, their name, age, and so on if you’d like.
Here is another handprint craft I made last year with the kids I was babysitting – they love doing handprint crafts. I let the kids choose what they wanted to make and the 4 year old boy chose a tiger.
Handprint Tiger Craft Version 2
For this version, have the child painted their hand with orange. Add some black stripes before pressing it down on the paper (I helped with this part). Add a tail and ear, then let dry. Oops, I guess we forgot to add stripes to the tail! 😉
To finish, draw on the eyes, nose, mouth, whiskers, and claws.
Originally published 4-19-2010; Updated 7-14-2017
This handprint tiger craft is perfect for a zoo or jungle themed activity.