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Cute Monkey Craft For Kids (With Free Printable Template)

This cute monkey craft made entirely from card stock is a simple card kids can make for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays or for any special occassion!

It’s no secret kids love animals, especially monkeys.

They’re silly, they’re acrobatic and they’re just so darn cute!

We’ve made lots of animal crafts over the last few years, like sheep crafts, pig crafts, unicorns crafts, and more.

Since we’ve never made a monkey, we decided to share this simple paper craft monkey.

You can use it as a fun craft when learning the letter ‘M’, when you talk about zoo animals or even the jungle!

Plus, with this free template, you can choose to make just a monkey or turn it into a card.

Read on below to see just how fun and simple this craft is to make.

Monkey Craft For Kids

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Supplies

Directions

Download the monkey template and print out on card stock. If you only need one and don’t mind retracing, you can print all the pieces on one page and then trace and cut them out on the corresponding colored card stock.

If you’re doing this with a group of kids, you can print the pieces directly onto the colored card stock and only cut them out once.

If you’re making this craft into a card, fold the card stock in half at the dashed line and make sure not to cut the top, flat part off. This will be the fold line of the card.

Glue the eyes onto the monkey’s face. Next, use a pink marker to draw in cheeks just below the eyes or cut out pink cardstock and glue in place.

With a brown marker, draw the monkey’s nose and mouth.

Take the completed monkey’s face and glue it to the front of the monkey head card.

Assemble to monkey’s head by gluing the inner ears onto the outer ears. Then glue the completed ears behind the monkey’s head, to the side.

Glue the monkey’s chest onto the body piece then glue the entire body to the back of the monkey’s head.

Assemble the feet in place and glue them behind the monkey’s body.

Glue the tail behind the back of the monkey’s body.

If you’re using this craft as a card, open it up and write your special message!

This monkey craft is super cute and makes a great card for just about any holiday. If you’re using it for Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day, I’d suggest swapping out the brown card stock for pink paper.

And of course, don’t forget to sign it from your little monkey.

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If you’d like to receive this template, be sure to enter your email in the form at the end of this post.

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Monkey Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cute monkey card craft to give to Mom or Dad for Mother's and Father's Day!

Materials

  • Colored card stock
  • Glue stick (this one works best with thick paper)
  • Brown marker
  • Monkey template

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the free template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Glue the eyes to the cream monkey face.
  3. Use a pink marker to draw on two cheeks just below the eyes.
  4. Use a brown marker to draw on the nose and mouth like in the pictures.
  5. Glue the completed monkey face to the monkey head.
  6. Glue the inner ear to the outer ear, then glue the completed ears to the back of the monkey's head.
  7. Glue the belly to the front of the monkey body.
  8. Glue the completed monkey's head to the front, top of the monkey body.
  9. Glue the monkey feet and arms to the back, bottom of the monkey bottom.
  10. Glue the tail to the back of the monkey body.

Free Monkey Template

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Heidi Flockhart

Tuesday 27th of July 2021

How can I get the template today!

Sam

Tuesday 27th of July 2021

All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post to have the link sent to you 🙂

Christina Petraki

Friday 16th of April 2021

I'd love the monkey and lion template please!

Sam T

Monday 19th of April 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of each post to have the link sent to you ?

Helen

Tuesday 23rd of March 2021

would like monkey template

Sam T

Thursday 25th of March 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you.

Elaine Jones

Monday 8th of February 2021

please can i have the monkey template? Thank you!

Sam T

Tuesday 9th of February 2021

Definitely! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post and it’ll be sent to you ?

Elaine

Saturday 6th of February 2021

please can I have the monkey template? Thanks

Sam T

Saturday 6th of February 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post and it’ll be sent to you ?

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