Skip to Content

Cute Monkey Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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 monkey craft for kids.

You can use it as a fun craft when learning the letter ‘M’, when you talk about zoo animals or even the jungle! Or make it to give to Mom or Dad on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day!

Read on below to see just how fun and simple this craft is to make. Also, be sure to check out all of our animal crafts for kids.

Monkey Craft For Kids

monkey card craft image collage with the words monkey card craft

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pink marker
  • Monkey template (download form located at the end of this post, just above the comments)

Scroll to the bottom to find the download form.

Directions

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

hand holding monkey card craft template

Fold the card base in half along the dashed line, then cut out along it, leaving the top intact.

hand folding brown paper in half

Take the face piece and glue it to the middle and front of the monkey’s head.

hand gluing face to monkey card craft

Next, glue the eyes above the nose on both sides of the face.

hand gluing eye to monkey card craft

Place the inner ears in the middle of the outer ears and glue them in place. Use a pink marker to draw the cheeks on either side of the nose.

hand gluing inner ear to monkey card craft

Begin to create the main body by gluing the belly to the middle of the body piece.

hand gluing belly to monkey card craft

Next, take the feet and glue them to the bottom and back of the body piece.

hand gluing feet to monkey card craft

Finish the body by gluing the tail to the back and side of the body.

hand gluing monkey to monkey card craft

Take the head card base and glue it to the front and top of the monkey’s body.

hand gluing head to monkey card craft

Isn’t this such a cute homemade card? Don’t forget to have your kids sign it “your little monkey”.

hand holding monkey craft

Animal Ideas For Kids

There are few things more fun for kids than learning about animals. And what better way to learn about animals than to create an animal unit study?

With a unit study, kids can learn about all sorts of different animals, from the smallest insects to the biggest mammals. They can learn about where animals live, what they eat, and how they behave. And best of all, they can have a lot of fun doing it! Check out all of our ideas below to have your unit planned in just a few minutes

Animal Books For Kids

Reading aloud to your children is an excellent way to foster their development. It helps them to learn new words, expands their imaginations, and deepens their understanding of the world around them.

When you read aloud to your children, you are giving them a gift that will last a lifetime. So make some time in your busy schedule to curl up with a good book and your little ones, and enjoy the wonderful benefits of reading aloud together.

The Fascinating Animal Book For Kids is a great book for curious kiddos! Find facts on almost any animal your child is learning about. This is a great resource to have in your home library collection.

The View At The Zoo is a silly book about all the animals at the zoo. When the people come to take a look at the animals, they see all sorts of sights! But, there’s a twist to this book that you have to read for yourself and laugh about!

Giraffes Can’t Dance is a sweet and fun book about Gerald the Giraffe. He can’t dance, but doesn’t stop trying! He finally finds his own rhythm when he meets an unlikely friend.

2 monkey crafts

Animal Crafts For Kids

Crafting is an excellent way for young children to explore their creativity and use their imaginations. It also helps them to develop fine motor skills and learn to follow directions. Crafting can be as simple as making a handprint craft or as detailed as painting rocks!

Whatever you choose, there are more benefits than you think. Try adding in some more animal crafts for kids:

Wolf Paper Bag Puppet Craft – With this easy wolf craft, they can have lots of fun pretending to be their favorite animal. All you need is a paper bag, some scissors, paper, and some glue, and you’re all set!

monkey card craft

Giraffe Handprint Craft – The giraffe is one of the most popular animals at the zoo, and kids love to see them! You can make your own giraffe handprint craft with your kids using paper and a few simple supplies. The kids will love seeing their hands transform into this cute craft.

Lion Headband Craft – This craft is so cute, your kids are going to want to wear it everywhere! And the best part is that it’s easy to make. Just print out the template and make it from colored paper. Or, let your kids get creative and color in the lion’s mane however they want. Once they’re done, cut it out, and voila! You’ve got a cute little lion headband that your kids can wear all day.

Animal Activities

These animal do a dot printables are so fun and such a great way for kids to learn! There’s no prep required – just print and go. They’re perfect for helping kids practice counting, letter recognition, fine motor skills, and more. Plus, they’re super cute too!

2 monkey crafts

If you’re looking for a fun and educational activity for your little ones, these zoo animal number puzzles are a great option! Not only do they provide an opportunity for problem-solving and counting, but they also help to develop fine motor skills.

This zoo animal playdough kit is the perfect way to explore the world of animals. With this kit, your kids can create their own zoo and fill it with all sorts of animals. The kit includes two doughs and a variety of accessories to help kids create a realistic environment for their animal friends. And best of all, the cleanup is a breeze!

Ideas For Kids

2 monkey crafts

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 cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Monkey template

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the monkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Fold the card base in half along the dashed line, then cut out along it, leaving the top intact.
  3. Take the face piece and glue it to the middle and front of the monkey's head.
    Next, glue the eyes above the nose on both sides of the face.
  4. Place the inner ears in the middle of the outer ears and glue them in place. Use a pink marker to draw the cheeks on either side of the nose.
  5. Begin to create the main body by gluing the belly to the middle of the body piece.
  6. Next, take the feet and glue them to the bottom and back of the body piece.
  7. Finish the body by gluing the tail to the back and side of the body.
  8. Take the head card base and glue it to the front and top of the monkey's body.

Did you make this craft?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

Free Monkey Template

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

som

Sunday 1st of May 2022

What's beautiful craft. thank you very much.

Sam

Monday 2nd of May 2022

Thank you! And you're welcome :)

Aubrey Nowak

Tuesday 19th of April 2022

I'd like to use this

Sam

Thursday 21st of April 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you 🙂

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.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Instructions