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Handprint Monkey Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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Want a cute and easy monkey craft for the kids to make? If so, this handprint monkey craft is perfect!

We adore handprint crafts for kids and have made many different ones, but we’re always trying to add new fun ideas to our collection.

This one is a mess free version that doesn’t require painting your child’s hand! It’s a great way to make a keepsake to look back on years from now too.

And because we’re giving you a free printable template for the head and tail, you can easily make this craft with your preschool, pre k or kindergarten children.

Watch our quick video tutorial or read our simple directions below to learn how to make one with your kids!

Preschool Monkey Craft

closeup of dark brown handprint monkey craft

Supplies

Directions

Download the monkey template, print and cut out the pieces.

hands holding monkey template

Trace your child’s hand onto the brown paper and cut out the handprint.

adult hand tracing child hand on brown paper

Assemble the monkey head by gluing the face in the middle of the head. Glue the pink inner ears to the outer ears. Use the pink marker to draw on two small cheeks.

hands gluing monkey face to monkey head

Position your child’s handprint with the thumb facing up. Glue the completed monkey head to the thumb side, like in the picture.

hand gluing monkey head to brown handprint

Glue the monkey tail to the back, bottom of the handprint (on the pinky side).

hands gluing tail to back of monkey handprint

Cut out a long, curved vine from the green paper. Ours measured about .5″x8″.

Weave the monkey’s arms and legs (the remaining fingers), through the vine you cut in the previous step. We alternated one finger on top of the vine and the next finger below the vine. Glue the fingers to the vine to secure.

hands weaving green paper through monkey handprint arms

That’s all you have to do to make this cute monkey handprint craft!

This easy kids craft works perfectly with a M is for Monkey themed unit, for jungle animals or just for fun.

We can’t wait to hear how you use this idea.

one light brown and one dark brown handprint monkey
closeup of light brown handprint monkey

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Monkey Handprint Craft

Monkey Handprint Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This monkey handprint craft is a fun and easy jungle animal craft that's perfect for making with preschool and kindergarten aged children!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper (in pink, green, brown and tan/cream)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Pink marker
  • Glue stick
  • Monkey template

Instructions

  1. Download the monkey template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Trace your child's hand onto the brown paper and cut out the handprint.
  3. Assemble the monkey head by gluing the face in the middle of the head. Glue the pink inner ears to the outer ears. Use the pink marker to draw on two small cheeks.
  4. Position your child's handprint with the thumb facing up. Glue the completed monkey head to the thumb side, like in the picture.
  5. Glue the monkey tail to the back, bottom of the handprint (on the pinky side).
  6. Cut out a long, curved vine from the green paper. Ours measured about .5"x8".
  7. Weave the monkey's arms and legs (the remaining fingers), through the vine you cut in the previous step. We alternated one finger on top of the vine and the next finger below the vine. Glue the fingers to the vine to secure.

Free Monkey Template

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