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Big Cats Lions, Tigers and Jaguars

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Big Cats, Lions, Tigers

The largest cat species is the tiger (Panthera tigris). This big cat can reach a total body length of 11.1 feet and weigh up to 857 pounds. Tigers are easily recognized by their reddish brown hair covered in dark brown and black vertical stripes.

Types of Tiger subspecies:

  • Bengal tiger - India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh
  • Indochinese tiger - (Corbett's tiger) Cambodia, China, Laos, Burma, Thailand, and Vietnam
  • Malayan tiger - Southern part of the Malay Peninsula
  • Siberian tiger (Amur tiger) - Amur-Ussuri region of Primorsky Krai and Khabarovsk Krai in far eastern Siberia
  • South China tiger (Amoy or Xiamen tiger) one of the 10 most endangered animals in the world
  • Sumatran tiger - Island of Sumatra

The lion is second largest after the tiger. This big can can reach a weight of around 400 pounds and a length of 4 to 8 feet. Females are smaller and lighter in weight than the males. Lions exist worldwide in zoos but wild lions currently inhabit in sub-Saharan Africa and in parts of India and Asia.

Materials To Keep On Hand

Paper Trivia: Did you know that you can only fold a sheet of printer paper in half seven times? Give it a try. It doesn't matter how thick or thin the paper is, once you get to the seventh fold, the paper will not bend or budge.

Sun catchers. To create a translucent, stained glass ornaments effect, apply a bit of lemon oil to the back sides of paper ornaments to create a.

Hang the ornaments on trees, in windows, anywhere bright colorful decorations are desired.

Construct a large paper-tree for the wall with shades of green construction paper. Draw a large tree on a sheet of easel pad paper to tack onto a wall or other flat surface, then decorate with paper ornaments.

  • Types of Paper:
    • Construction - many colors
    • Copier - many colors
    • Tissue
    • Crepe
    • Cardboard
    • Cardstock - many colors
    • Tracing
    • Water-color
    • Drawing
    • Onionskin
    • Paper tubes - TP tissue, paper towel and gift-wrap
    • Foam craft sheets - many colors
    • Magnet sheets - Make refrigerator magnets
    • Stiff Stencil - Paint repeating patterns on items, embroidery, latch-hook rug patterns
    • Felt sheets - Make filled or layered ornaments
  • Some Mediums & Tools to keep handy for the creative process.
    • Colorful Markers - fine to thick point
    • Wax Crayons - stock up around school sales
    • Water color sets - and plastic tablecloths
    • Chalk - many colors
    • Colored pencils - many colors
    • Tempura finger paints - primary colors - mixing to discover is half the fun
    • Paint brushes - fine tip to standard school size child's brush size at least.
    • Straws - paper not plastic
    • Tooth picks - age appropriate
    • Sponges - cut into shapes or purchase for blotting paint shapes
    • Needlepoint, embroidery thread and stretcher hoops
    • Puffy paint and glitter - to draw words, images and shapes on cloth
    • Wine corks
    • Celluclay - A handy pulverized paper product that resembles clay for paper mache'
    • Modeling clay - reusable, come in colors, good for making molds
    • Pottery clay - Only if you expect to use a kiln
    • Silicon molds and release spray
    • Wooden shapes - to paint for ornaments and gifts
    • Decal sheets for window decals
    • Cloth scrap pieces left overs from sewing
    • Clay modeling tools - ll sorts, combs, forks, dental picks, anything to make interesting cuts and patterns
    • Plain tee shirts