My son has been talking a lot about tigers lately, so it was no shock to me when I asked him what he wanted to make for art and he replied “Tiger?”. He loved making this and even though we didn’t cut eyes out, he has been playing with it like a mask , pretending to be a ferocious tiger!
- Gather your materials. You will need some orange and black paper, a paper plate, some orange paint ( or mix red and yellow like we did), scissors, googley eyes, and glue.
- Start by mixing your orange paint
- Paint your plate- we started out with the dainty brush,but finished with hands.
- While our child is painting, cut a nose and mouth.
- As well as some black stripes – we used 8
- And ears out of the orange paper.
- Add the stripes on either side by first adding glue
- Then the paper.
- Next add the mouth and nose.
- My son was begging to add the eyes before we finished the stripes, so we did it before we did the head stripes, it doesn’t really matter what order you do the gluing in.
- Add the stripes on the top of the head too.
- Next up, the ears, add two stripes on each ear.
- Glue the ears on and let everything dry.
“If You See A Tiger” by Richard Powell is a cute book for babies and young toddlers. It’s a lift the flap book that encourages your child to do what the book suggests if you come across various animals. My son really liked this book when we read it a year ago when he was 18 months old.
“The Loudest Roar” by Thomas Taylor was given to me at my baby shower, recommended by a friend who’s son loved it. Sure enough my son does too, especially if I roar really really loudly along with Clovis the little tiger with the loudest roar of all. It’s a good book when toddlers are learning about when we can be loud and when we should be quiet.