Tiger Pattern

Headdress Mask
or Wall Sculpture


This King of the Jungle looks amazing when it’s done, but it’s easy to make with this pattern and a bit of cardboard and tape.

It can be worn as a headdress-style mask, or proudly display him on your wall.

How to Make Your Tiger:

Cut out the pattern pieces and tape them together.
Print the pattern and put it on light cardboard. Cut out the pieces and tape them together.
Add foil and foam balls to finish the tiger shapes
Add foil and foam balls to finish the tiger shapes
Cover with one layer of paper mache, or paper mache clay.
Cover with one layer of paper mache, or paper mache clay.
Paint your tiger.
Paint your tiger.

Finished size: About 10 inches (25.4 cm) high, 10 inches (25.4 cm) wide and 4.5 inches (11.43 cm) deep (when used as a wall sculpture, or 10 inches (25.4 cm) deep (when used as a headdress-style mask.

This is a downloadable PDF Pattern with full instructions. That means there’s no waiting and no shipping costs, and you can start on your project right away.

Click here if you’d like to know more about how the patterns are delivered. And remember – if you have any problems downloading your files or putting your pattern together, just let me know. I’m always happy to help.  😀

This article gives you the colors you’ll need if you decide to make your tiger orange instead of white.

Do you have a question or need help with your pattern?

If you have a question about putting your pattern together or painting it, leave a comment below or on the Daily Sculptors page. I read all comments and answer them as soon as I can, usually within a few hours. Some of my readers might ideas for you, too — we have a very supportive community on this site.

Downloading your files: To see exactly how the downloading process should work, click here.  If your pattern doesn’t download correctly and you can’t see the solution on that page, let me know right away so I can help. This is a one-person business, but I check my inbox regularly and will respond as fast as I can.

15 thoughts on “Tiger Pattern for a Mask or Wall Sculpture”

  1. Hello I have questions why do you have to use glue all when your using joint compound? Wouldn’t just plane glue work?

    • Are you asking about the Elmer’s Glue-all in the paper mache clay recipe? If so, the glue needs to be a PVA-type glue, and the brand available around here is the Elmer’s brand. But I’m not sure that’s what you were asking – if not, please let me know.

  2. I can’t say this is the best, although I’m tempted to! (I mean, look at the wall.) It is dramatic. What surprised me in watching this video is that it looks great at every stage of the game. My first impression on seeing it painted was the blue eyes are a knock-out, but the design itself is powerful with character. A little Yellow Oxide (without the eyes painted) was beautiful. You could have stopped anywhere along the way, but it is spectacular. The stripes are lovely (and scary to think about painting)! Thank you very much. A masterpiece.

    • Thank you, Rex. I’m so glad you like him. I don’t like to play favorites, but I’m really attached to this guy. Now I have to move some of those other critters around to make room for him on the wall.

      I was really nervous about painting those stripes, but when I found out that they don’t have to exactly match on both sides, and the stripes follow the contours of the face, that made it feel a lot easier. Jessie also suggested that we could get away with using less black in the stripes, and have them more brownish – there are a lot of white tigers with brown stripes. There’s even a color phase called a Golden Tiger. They look very different from white and orange tigers, but very beautiful. If I’d known about them last week I would have added them to the choices for people to vote for. If anyone makes one, we really want to see it!


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