img_20161011_134618To make this as a mask, cut out holes for eyes instead of sticking on paper ones.

You will need:

  • Paper plates
  • Black paper & orange or white paper
  • Green & white paper if you want to stick on eyes
  • Glue
  • Black pen or crayon
  • Orange paint or crayons
  • Wool


Paint the backs of plates with orange paint, leaving an area of white as tigers tend to have white chins. If you don’t have paint (or enough time for it to dry) you could try orange crayon instead.

Cut out shapes of ears in two colours, one smaller than the other. I used black and orange, but you could use black and white. Or orange and white.

Cut out thin black triangles to be the stripes, and black nose shapes.

If you are sticking on eyes, cut out green circles and white ovals.

Cut some lengths of wool to make whiskers.


The children should glue on all the bits, and draw on a mouth and the pupils of the eyes. The ears are stuck to the back of the plate.

Then do lots of roaring!


Tiger TigerNick Butterworth; HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 2006WorldCatLibraryThingGoogle 



Alternative stories:

Augustus and his smile Augustus and his smileCatherine Rayner; Good Books 2006WorldCatLibraryThingGoogle



 The tiger who came to teaThe tiger who came to teaJudith Kerr; HarperCollins 2002WorldCatLibraryThingGoogle 

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