Is your kid wild about monkeys?
So are we!
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite monkey crafts for kids, and they’re delightful. You might even say they’re more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
Puns aside for a moment, you’ll find some easy crafts that allow kids to practice fine motor skills like painting, cutting, gluing, and folding.
Your kids can make paper plate monkeys, monkey puppets, and even some monkey masks.
These crafts are perfect for your “M is for monkey” lessons or unit studies on jungle animals or zoo animals.
The crafts you see here can be adjusted for kids in a wide range of ages, so it’s the perfect opportunity for the whole family to monkey around.
The only challenge is: Which one will you do first?
What are you waiting for?
Stop monkeying around! 🙂
Have your kids scan the list to choose a favorite monkey craft, and then get to work. We can’t wait to see what you make.
And, if you love these, you’ll also enjoy these animal crafts for kids!
Our monkey card is made entirely from card stock using a printable template, so it's a fun, easy choice for kids of all ages.
This card is perfect for Mother's Day, Father's Day, or a friend's birthday party!
Felt is a wonderful material for crafting with small children.
They love the texture, and you can either glue your craft together or just put the felt pieces in place to let your child assemble and disassemble the craft again and again.
Taking it apart and putting it back together can be so delightful!
We hope you're saving your toilet tubes. They're wonderful for making frugal crafts in a pinch, like this adorable toilet tube monkey.
Simply paint the tube brown and then use the printable template to create the rest of the monkey's features. Your child can color in the template with crayons or markers.
Save your k-cups every morning, mamas, because they make great crafting materials.
This k-cup monkey is super cute with his curly pipe cleaner tail.
Try gluing a craft stick to the inside to create a popsicle stick puppet!
Here's a different take on the usual paper bag craft: a stuffed paper bag monkey.
Your child will learn how to stuff the bag with filling (like other paper bags, shredded paper, or plastic bags) and how to create paper loops for the arms and legs.
Footprint crafts make sweet keepsakes.
It's bittersweet to look back at those little footprints and remember just how tiny your kids were when they were made.
Sentimental parents like me will definitely want to add this monkey craft to their list.
How creative! This paint chip monkey is made of a paint chip with dark brown and light brown colors.
You can find these for free at your local home improvement store.
Add some foam pieces and googly eyes, and you have yourself a lovely little monkey.
Tissue paper crafts can be adjusted for almost any age!
Older kids can complete this tissue paper monkey all by themselves.
For younger children, you'll need to make the template for them. They can then place the pieces of tissue paper with you guiding them a little on creating the facial features.
Perhaps the most recognized monkey character, children still love Curious George to this day!
They'll be delighted at making this paper plate mask. Read a couple of Curious George books after you're finished so the kids can act out some of the stories!
You'll be amazed at what you can create with a styrofoam cup and a little imagination.
While all of the safari animals here are adorable, the monkey is definitely our favorite. He even has a pipe cleaner tail and ears!
These monkeys teach the valuable lessons from the three wise monkeys, "Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil."
They're also pretty cute! We love the accordion arms and legs and the banana that each little monkey is holding.
The bubble wrap painting technique on this paper plate monkey face gives it a fun textured look, but you could use brushes or do some finger painting if you don't have any bubble wrap on hand.
Doesn't this monkey have the sweetest face?
This paper plate monkey incorporates painting, tracing, cutting, and other fine motor skills into one cute craft.
Your child's hands will make adorable monkey hands and feet.
Print the monkey mask template, and use any number of options to color it in!
Paint is a fun choice, but crayons, markers, or colored pencils are all great options, too.
Your child can use this as a puppet or a mask and can get lots of playtime out of this activity.
Paper bag crafts allow kids to engage in imaginative play with fun characters and animals.
This monkey craft incorporates both paper plates and paper bags to make a cute little monkey to play with.
Use him to retell a story from your favorite monkey-themed book!
Which monkey craft is your favorite?
Pin this list of monkey crafts to use for a jungle animals or zoo animals unit!
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