Related: Tiger theme
Paper Lantern Craft -
Tiger theme paper lantern
craft, a printable activity suitable to celebrate Chinese New Year or a tiger theme. The Lantern Festival is the last day of Chinese New Year festival.
Skills developed: scissor cutting, following a set of instructions.
The tiger is one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac. Motto: "I Win" Colors: purple and green. Tiger years: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
Character education > Discuss some of the positive character traits associated with the tiger personality: sincere, affectionate, humanitarian and generous.
Print friendly > Only the instructions below will print. Adjust margins to 'none' to fit on one page if necessary.
Printable Paper Lantern
B&W or color the tiger
Print these instructions and lantern template
'color the tiger' or black & white. Black & white
version can be printed on light green paper and colored in.
Read all the instructions first. As you read the instructions, have children point and identify the solid, dashed, and dotted lines on the template. Adults will help with some of the assembly and folds needed. Children will make a check mark or an X next to the number as each step is completed.
_____ 1. Cut along the solid lines ___. Note: The large piece with the tiger image will be the lantern and the long strip at the bottom is the lantern's handle.
_____ 2. Color the
tiger image. Optional: draw or add other decorations around
the tiger's image and borders.
_____ 7. Apply glue over
the area designated "Glue here" and bring the opposite
side and paste over the area with glue.