Paper Bag Puppet Tiger Craft - Template Included!

Paper bag puppets in the form of a tiger craft are so much fun! Your toddler, preschooler, and older child will get a lot of play out of this tiger paper bag craft. We have included a free tiger template to make it super easy. Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your own paper bag puppet.

paper bag puppet tiger craft


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For even more puppet making fun check out our full list of puppet crafts for kids. 

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If you are looking for more tiger crafts or activities then check out our how to draw a tiger tutorial. 

Toddlers, preschoolers, and older kids can let their imaginations run wild with this fun tiger craft. It would go well with a lesson on tigers, after reading a story such as 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea' or just as a fun afternoon activity. Watch as the kids run around pretending to be a tiger and having a world of fun with their new paper bag puppet!

Scroll below for step-by-step directions to make your own paper bag tiger craft.

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Paper Bag Puppet - Tiger Craft

Tiger craft supplies

  • Tiger template (also used for our lion puppet craft)
  • Coloured craft papers - orange, yellow, pink, black, and white
  • Paper bag
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black marker

How to make paper bag puppets

STEP 1: Lay out your supplies

Before we get started, take some time to lay out all your supplies. This makes things a lot easier when it's time to get crafting. If you haven't snagged the tiger template yet, scroll down below to get it downloaded. Go ahead and print and cut out the template. (The same template can also be used to make a paper bag lion craft)

paper bag puppet supplies

STEP 2: Prepare the paper bag

Begin by cutting out rectangles from orange paper that are the size of your paper bag. Glue them to your paper bag on the side where the flap sticks out. Use your scissors to trim any excess off the edges. (see image below)

how to make a paper bag puppet

STEP 3: Add the tiger paws, stripes, and tail

Next, trace the tiger's paws onto yellow paper and cut them out. Glue them onto the bag and use a black marker to draw on the details.

how to make a tiger paper bag puppet

Trace the triangles onto black paper and then cut them out. Glue onto the front of the paper bag in various sizes as shown below to create the tiger's stripes. 

how to make a paper bag tiger craft

Cut a strip of orange paper for the tiger's tail and glue it onto the back of the paper bag. Then, cut out a piece of yellow paper and cut slits into it before gluing it to the end of the tail.

how to make a paper bag tiger craft

STEP 4: Create the tigers face

Next, it's time to create the tiger's face! Start by tracing the tiger's ear shapes and cutting them out on orange and pink paper. Glue the pink shapes onto the orange ones and then glue them both on the front of your paper bag.

how to make a paper bag tiger craft for kids

After you've done that, trace the tiger's mouth onto yellow paper and glue it onto the front of the paper bag. Cut a triangle out of black paper and glue it onto the mouth, making sure to trim off the excess. Draw on the details with a black marker. 

paper bag tiger craft for kids

STEP 5: Finalise your tiger craft

To finish up your paper bag puppet, glue the tiger's eyes to the front of the bag. Your paper bag tiger craft is now complete and ready to play with!

paper bag tiger craft


To get this tiger craft for free click on the link below and use the discount code - puppet. This template can also be used to make a lion paper bag puppet. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

paper bag tiger template

Making and playing with this tiger paper bag craft is so much fun! We hope you and your child enjoy your tiger craft as much as we did. Paper bag puppets sure make for a lot of pretend play fun!

paper bag puppet - tiger craft for kids

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