2022 is the year of the tiger but I’ve been struggling to think of any kawaii tiger characters, other than Tigger. Luckily, kawaii artists and makers have come up with lots of cute ideas so here’s some tiger crafts and activities to keep you busy.
Origami is always a good place to start as all you really need is some paper and pens. Hello Origami have the cutest paper tiger DIY with sparkly eyes that would make a great decoration or gift.
This simpler origami tiger bookmark is perfect for bookworms, but you could also make a few and use them to decorate new year cards.
If you prefer to sew by hand, this felt tiger pattern by Felt Family Shop is very cute and quite easy to make, once you’ve cut out all those tiny pieces. They also sell some finished items if you’d rather just buy one.
If needle felting is on your list of crafts to try, BaarDuck (US) have this adorable tiger felting kit that’s suitable for beginners. You can buy a full kit with everything you need, or just the pattern and wool.
Hello Treacle (UK) have teamed up with Peski Studio to create an embroidery kit of their hidden tiger illustration. It’s suitable for all skill levels and will teach you a few different stitches using variegated thread for a really unique look.
AdoreInStore has a polymer clay tutorial for a kawaii tiger charm with a dangling tail that would be fun to hang on a bag or turn into a necklace.
This Kawaii Tigers clipart set from SunnyDesignArt includes lots of cute characters, patterns and more so you can use them to create stickers, cards, journaling spreads, gift wrap or anything else you can imagine.
Cute Things From Japan (JP) have a lovely collection of tiger stationery from Furukawa Paper that’s hard to resist. Both the stickers and this letter set would be so sweet for new year happy mail or journaling spreads.
If you’ve got some sewing projects planned, this kawaii baby tiger fabric is sure to make them much cuter! Its stocked by SewingdoingShop (SK) who have so much Korean & Japanese kawaii fabric available, including more tigers.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.