Craft

Make a Tiger Puppet

You’ll roar with delight when you make this tiger puppet!

What You Need

  • tiger pattern
  • 2 googly eyes
  • felt: 2 sheets of orange; 1 sheet of black; 1 sheet of white
  • glue
  • black marker
  • black pipe cleaner
  • hole punch and scissors
  • 72″ black shoelace
  • 6″ plastic twine

What You Do

  • STEP 1: Cut out the shapes

    Use the pattern to cut two tiger shapes out of the orange felt.
    Cut the eyes, nose, and teeth out of the black and white felt.

    tiger puppet pattern

  • STEP 2: Place  the shapes together

    Place the two tiger shapes on top of each other and punch holes as shown on the pattern. Lace the shoelace through the holes to make the tiger’s body. Tie a knot at the first and last hole.

  • STEP 3: MAKE THE MOUTH

    Bend the pipe cleaner as shown on the pattern. Glue onto the front of the puppet to make the tiger’s mouth.

  • STEP 4: ADD WHISKERS

    Glue the pieces of twine above the mouth. Unravel both ends to make the tiger’s whiskers.

  • STEP 5: CREATE THE FACE

    Glue on the eyes, nose, and teeth as shown in the photo.
    Use the black marker to draw on the tiger’s stripes.

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