Tiger Stripes Art Accent

This easy tiger stripes art accent is highly motivating to writers and rewards them for their work!  In addition, they add color and charm to each child’s story.  Like most of our easy art accents, these tiger stripes can be completed in less than 5 minutes and added to any writing piece about tigers.

For example, my 5 and 1/2 year old son wrote a personal narrative about his time at the Carolina Tiger Rescue.  Here’s his work:

Tiger Stripes Art accent sample

My summer campers added these tiger stripes to their fictional tiger rescue story.

Bordered Paper

For all of my writing classes, students write on bordered paper.  That way they can decorate the border around their writing with an art accent.  You can print and use this paper as well.  Here is the paper for Grades K-2 and Grades 2-7.  Here’s a printout of a border with no lines to use with very early writers.

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First, students complete their story.  Then, they use an orange marker to color the border.  They can fill in the top as well or leave it blank to write the title with marker or ABC stickers*.

orange border for tiger stripes art accent

Second, they use a black marker to color in the stripes.  They could use black acrylic paint as well.  (That’s what my son used in the example at the top.)

However, I found that markers are easiest and work best with large groups.

tiger stripes art accent around the border of a story

Lastly, they can ABC stickers* or markers to spell out a title if they left room at the top.

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Here is a sample to print and use.

Facts About Tigers

Finally, take it a step further and have your students learn more facts about tigers here!

Other Wild Cat Art Accents

You may also be interested in these wildcat art accents:

Leoard Rosettes

This art accent accompanied an A Leopard–A to Z Leopard Poem.  It can be used to go along with any writing prompt about leopards.

Serval in Grass

This art accent accompanied our humorous personal narrative about a serval.  The serval tells its story!  This art accent can also go along with any writing prompt about servals.

A Lion’s Mane

This art accent accompanied a persuasive speech spoken by a lion.  This art accent can go along with any writing prompt about lions.