Tiger Tote

by Anne Renaud


small bowl or plate
orange, black and red foam sheets
craft glue (or glue gun)
googly eyes


1. Using a small bowl or plate, trace two 6-inch circles onto orange foam sheet and two 6-inch circles onto black foam sheet. Cut them out.
2. Cut shapes for ears, stripes, eyes and nose from remaining scraps.
3. Cut tongue shape from red foam sheet.
4. Glue googly eyes to eye shapes, then arrange stripes, eyes, nose and tongue on one of the orange circles and glue into place.
5. Glue tiger ears to back of tiger head. The front of your tote bag is complete.
6. To glue your tote bag together, run a line of glue along the outer edge of the back of your tiger head, up to where ears are glued. Then stick the second orange foam circle to the back of your tiger head.
7. Cut two handles from black foam circles and glue into place.
8. Fill your tote bag with your favorite things.

This article originally appeared in the October 2010 issue of Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr. magazine. Copyright © 2011 by Anne Renaud. Used by permission. Photo © Ron Nickel.