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Monkey Paper Bag Puppet Craft [Free Template]

We’ve all heard that saying, monkey see, monkey do.

And that’s just what your kids will do when they make this adorable monkey paper bag puppet craft!

It’s perfect for a zoo-themed party or just for some fun animal crafting.

With just a few simple supplies, your kids can make their own paper bag puppets in no time!

Download the printable template and make it with preschool, kindergarten, and elementary children.

Your kids will have a blast making this craft and they’ll be so proud of their finished product.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

Monkey Craft

paper bag monkey image collage with the words monkey puppet

Supplies

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Brown marker
  • Monkey template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

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

hand holding monkey puppet template

Begin by gluing the face to the middle of the monkey’s head.

hand gluing face to monkey puppet craft

Next, glue the eyes just above and on either side of the nose.

hand gluing eye to monkey puppet craft

Use a marker to draw some eyebrows just above the eyes.

Place the cheeks below and slightly outside the eys and glue them in place.

hand gluing cheek to monkey puppet craft

Finish up the head by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears.

hand gluing inner ear to monkey puppet craft

Take the belly and glue it to the top of the body.

hand gluing belly to monkey puppet craft

Glue the completed body to the main portion of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing body to monkey puppet craft

Take the tail and glue it to the back of the paper bag.

hand gluing tail to monkey puppet craft

Place the head onto the flap part of the paper bag and glue it in place.

hand gluing head to monkey puppet craft

Isn’t this such a cute zoo animal craft?

hand holding monkey paper bag craft

Fun Animal Ideas

What could be more fun for kids than learning about jungle animals? A jungle animal unit study is the perfect way for kids to learn about these amazing creatures while developing important skills.

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and more, kids can learn about different jungle animals and work on things like fine motor skills, focus, and more!

Jungle Books For Kids

Over in the Jungle – This delightful rhyming book is a great book for kids! Its illustrations are striking and will draw all the kids in closer to check out all of the beautiful details. Kids will love seeing all the various jungle animals too.

The Secret Life Of A Tiger – This cute little book about the secret things a tiger does during the night will have kids laughing! It’s a sweet story about all the kind things this tiger does to help other jungle animals.

Sloths Don’t Run – In this cute story, Hank, a sloth, determines to run in the great rainforest race! Everyone knows sloths don’t run, but Hank is determined to accomplish his goal. With the encouragement and support of his friend, he finishes the race. This book has a great lesson about fulfilling dreams and the importance of good friends!

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Jungle Animal Crafts

Handprint Parrot – This fun parrot craft is perfect for kids who love handprint crafts. It’s easy to make and requires very few materials, making it a great craft to do when you’re short on time or supplies. Plus, your child will love seeing their own handprint turned into a colorful parrot!

Frog Headband Craft – This frog craft is perfect for kids who love the jungle! It’s easy to make and a lot of fun. All you need is some paper, scissors, and glue. Let your child’s imagination run wild as they create their very own frog headband.

Paper Plate Sloth Craft – Kids will have so much fun painting their paper plates, and then assembling this adorable little sloth. He’s the perfect addition to any jungle-themed room or party.

Brown Paper Bag Tiger Craft – This fun and creative tiger craft is perfect for kids who love pretending to be in the jungle. With just a few simple supplies, you can help them create an adorable tiger that’s perfect for playtime. Let their imagination run wild!

monkey paper bag craft

Animal Activities

Sloths are such fun animals, and kids will adore this sloth playdough kit! With its sensory play value and ability to entertain, this is a perfect activity for kids. The kit includes everything needed to keep your kids busy and off the screens!

Zoo animal worksheets are a great way for kids to learn about different animals. They can help kids with letter recognition, handwriting, patterns, and more. Plus, they’re lots of fun!

Kids can learn all about the layers of the rainforest with these fun printables. They’ll get to explore each layer and learn more about the animals that live there. Plus, they’re a great way to keep kids entertained.

This fun jungle animal count and graph worksheet is perfect for kids who are learning math. They will have a blast counting the animals and graphing them on the chart. This is a great way to practice basic math skills in a fun way!

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Monkey Paper Bag Puppet Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This monkey paper bag puppet is a fun and easy craft project the kids will love. It's perfect for a zoo or jungle themed party, or just for some animal-themed fun.

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Brown marker
  • Monkey template

Instructions

  1. Download the monkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the face to the middle of the monkey's head.
  3. Next, glue the eyes just above and on either side of the nose.
  4. Use a marker to draw some eyebrows just above the eyes.
  5. Place the cheeks below and slightly outside the eys and glue them in place.
  6. Finish up the head by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears.
  7. Take the belly and glue it to the top of the body.
  8. Glue the completed body to the main portion of the brown paper bag.
  9. Take the tail and glue it to the back of the paper bag.
  10. Place the head onto the flap part of the paper bag and glue it in place.

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Monkey Puppet Template

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