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Printable Children's Craft Greeting Cards to Color for the Year of the Tiger

Adele has been a youth services librarian for 25 years and a mother to a daughter from China for 20 years.

This article has 20 different greeting cards for Year of the Tiger that can be printed, colored, and folded.

This article has 20 different greeting cards for Year of the Tiger that can be printed, colored, and folded.

Printable Greeting Cards

Following is a collection of 20 quick and easy Year of the Tiger greeting cards. Choose one—or several--to print out on a regular size piece of paper or card stock. These printable templates are a simple and fast way for parents, teachers, or librarians to lead a Chinese New Year activity with a group, or for a multicultural craft project at home. The patterns are specially designed for young children to color (preschoolers, kindergarteners, or elementary school children).

Some of the graphics are my own designs; other artwork is under license from iStock or from Pixabay. You are welcome to use them for personal or classroom purposes, but not for commercial use.

For more easy printable ideas, see these Year of the Tiger coloring pages.

If you search the internet for “Adele Jeunette” “Year of the Tiger,” you will also find articles with links to lots of printables for things like lucky red envelopes, bookmarks, and other craft projects.

This card was printed on red paper. The child drew the tiger on white paper, then cut it out and pasted it to the card. The numbers were colored in with a gold metallic Sharpie.

This card was printed on red paper. The child drew the tiger on white paper, then cut it out and pasted it to the card. The numbers were colored in with a gold metallic Sharpie.

What the Cards Say

Each of these cards includes the Chinese characters for "Happy New Year." Some of them have the the pinyin transliteration above. Pinyin indicates how this phrase is pronounced. The following link is for a video that teaches viewers how to pronounce Xīn nián kuài lè, which means, "Happy New Year." "Learn How to Say 'Happy New Year in Chinese"

The pinyin version is a way to show how the words are pronounced using the English alphabet. Here is a handy site with a chart that shows how pinyin works. What I especially like is that the site includes audio so that you can actually hear what each letter combination sounds like.

Year of the Tiger Card Templates--Tall Cards (5.5 x 8.5 Inches)

  • Year of the Tiger Card Templates (5.5 x 8.5 Inches)
    Here are 10 templates to print and color. One of them has a blank space in the center to allow children to draw their own design. See below to see a sample card in which a child has drawn a picture of a tiger on white paper, cut, and pasted to card.

Sample Finished Cards

Here are some finished cards printed on white card stock and colored with marker on the left and crayon on the right.

Here are some finished cards printed on white card stock and colored with marker on the left and crayon on the right.

Another Sample Tall Card

Here is another option for the tall card template with the blank space. The card has been printed onto red card stock, and the child drew the tiger on white card stock, colored it, cut it out, and pasted it in the square.

Here is another option for the tall card template with the blank space. The card has been printed onto red card stock, and the child drew the tiger on white card stock, colored it, cut it out, and pasted it in the square.

Happy New Year Cards -- Wide Cards (5.5 x 8.5 Inches)

You can print these cards out onto 8.5" x 11" card stock or onto regular paper, and then fold them in half so that the tiger picture is in the front.

The cards are quite a bit easier to fold if you score them first. To score them, take a straight edge (like a ruler edge) and put it flush with the line you want to fold. Then, you can take a paper clip and run the rounded edge along the line, using the straight edge to guide you. You will make the smallest little impression along that line, but it really gives you a much nicer, crisper fold.

If you would like to see sample pictures of the templates that are available, click on the thumbnailsl below to see a larger version of each.

Below the photos you will find a link for the templates.

Ideas for the Wide Cards

One of them has a blank space in the center to allow children to draw their own designs. See below to see a sample card in which a child has drawn a picture of a tiger on white paper, cut, and paste it to the card.

You can print these out onto 8.5" x 11" card stock or regular paper, then fold them in half so that the 2022 picture is in the front. You can draw black and white stripes on the numbers to carry through the tiger theme.

The cards are quite a bit easier to fold if you score them first. To score them, take a straight edge (like a ruler edge) and put it flush with the line you want to fold. Then, you can take a paper clip and run the rounded edge along the line, using the straight edge to guide you. You will make the smallest little impression along that line, but it really gives you a much nicer, crisper fold.

If you would like to see samples of all the available templates, click on the thumbnails below to see a larger version of each.

Below the photos, you will find a link that will take you to the templates. You can print out as many or as few designs as you like.

Year of the Tiger Card Templates (8.5 x 5.5 Inches)

  • Year of the Tiger Card Templates (8.5 x 5.5 Inches)
    Here you will find 10 templates to print and color. Notice that one of the templates has a blank space in the center to allow children to draw their own design. See below to see a sample card in which a child has drawn a picture of a tiger.

Sample Wide Year of theTiger Cards

You can print out the tiger template you see by searching the internet for "Adele Jeunette," "Year of Tiger" and looking for my article with templates for bookmarks and envelopes.

You can print out the tiger template you see by searching the internet for "Adele Jeunette," "Year of Tiger" and looking for my article with templates for bookmarks and envelopes.

You can print out the tiger template you see by searching the internet for "Adele Jeunette," "Year of Tiger" and looking for my article with templates for bookmarks and envelopes.

You can print out the tiger template you see by searching the internet for "Adele Jeunette," "Year of Tiger" and looking for my article with templates for bookmarks and envelopes.

More Sample Finished Wide Cards

For these cards, stripes were drawn on the numbers and then colored black and orange. For the bottom card, a child drew a tiger face in the blank spot where the "0" goes.

For these cards, stripes were drawn on the numbers and then colored black and orange. For the bottom card, a child drew a tiger face in the blank spot where the "0" goes.

© 2021 Adele Jeunette

Comments

Liz Westwood from UK on June 27, 2021:

This is a useful craft article for anyone working with children.

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