Click and print to make this super cute and easy baby monkey craft! He comes with two free printable monkey templates and is perfect for kids of all ages; including preschoolers, kindergartners and toddlers. Use him for a class project, an activity before a trip to the zoo or in your homeschool jungle unit! #monkeycrafts #papermonkeycraft #printablemonkeycraft #SimpleMomProject

Easy Build-a-Monkey Craft for Kids with FREE Template

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Aren’t monkeys adorable?! When we visit the zoo, my kids always insist on seeing all the monkeys. My oldest loves spider monkeys and my youngest is fascinated by baboons. If your kids like monkeys as well as mine, you’re going to love this new craft! With this new printable craft, you and your little ones can build your very own monkeys! 

Building these cute monkey crafts are a great way to spend quality time getting creative with your young ones without much mess and without all the prep. Just print, cut, paste, and play!

Keep scrolling to get your very own monkey printable craft and start making monkey memories with your little ones today.

Don’t forget to check out the monkey mask template for turning yourself into a monkey. Then, you and your little build-a-monkey can really have some fun getting up to monkey business together!

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Free Printable Build a monkey craft for kids, preschoolers and toddlers

Easy Build-a-Monkey Craft for Kids with FREE Monkey Template

Monkey Themed Activities

Not sure what to do with your newly built monkey? Here are some ideas we enjoyed:

1. Read a Monkey Book

Introduce your new paper monkey friends to the ultimate monkey friend: Curious George. Read the story by H.A. Ray or watch a Curious George movie. My kids really love Curious George Books

They read them all of the time! So, snuggle up with your monkeys for some quality time together and a good George book!

2. Eat a Monkey Snack

After the movie, share a monkey’s favorite snack: bananas! Bananas are a sweet treat that just happen to be a favorite with kids and monkeys.

Plus, bananas contain lots of magnesium and potassium making them a healthy choice for snack time with your kids.

3. Take a Trip To the Library

Your kids can show their monkeys all their favorite books and check out some great nonfiction books about monkeys.

Then, you can read to them all about where monkeys live, where they sleep, and what they eat. For added fun, compare their own monkey craft to the real-life monkey photos. 

4. Play a Monkey Game

For added learning, play a monkey’s favorite game. What’s a monkey’s favorite game? Bananagrams of course! For younger kids, try Bananagrams Jr. My kids love playing this spelling game so much, they don’t realize they’re learning about letters in the process. Plus, it’s a great way to practice early reading skills and letter recognition.

5. Go on safari!

Make multiple monkeys and hide them around the house or in the backyard. Then, give your kids a set of binoculars (or show them how to make “binoculars” with their hands) and send them off on safari to hunt for monkeys! 

6. Turn them into puppets!

Attach a craft stick and use your monkeys as puppets to tell your own funny story. Who doesn’t love a good puppet show! Just crouch down behind the couch with your monkeys and start the show!

7. Inexpensive Zoo Souvenirs

Give them as you and your kids leave the zoo. This is a great way to skip the gift shop and the kids still feel like they left with something special. .

Free Printable Build a monkey craft for kids, preschoolers and toddlers

Monkey Craft Supplies:

So lets jump right in. Here are the materials you’ll need to get started with this fun monkey craft:

Monkey Craft Tutorial

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Make your child’s finished monkey last for hours of play time! Laminate him first and then follow the tutorial below replacing glue with velcro dots.

We use this laminator and cannot express how much we love it! It is not only inexpensive, it is SO easy to use! Your kids will love seeing how much you adore their art work when you laminate and display it for years to come!

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After you have cut out all of the shapes from your monkey template, it’s time to start gluing them together. Start with his head and body.

Free Printable Build a monkey craft for kids, preschoolers and toddlers

Next, comes his cute little face. You can draw or use fun googly eyes instead of what’s found on the template to add a little more character to your cute, monkey craft.

Free Printable Build a monkey craft for kids, preschoolers and toddlers

Next, comes his big ears! No special trick to get them on, just dab a little glue and stick the monkey’s head and the ear together.

Free Printable Build a monkey craft for kids, preschoolers and toddlers

Finally comes his long tail. And he complete! You can use him as a fun decorative piece or write a cute message on the back pf a greeting card!

I can’t wait to hear all about how you decide to use these monkeys with your little monkeys. Don’t forget to share your crafty memories in the comments.

When you have finished, be sure to share your creation on Simple Mom Project’s Facebook Page and follow me on Pinterest!

Free Printable Build a monkey craft for kids, preschoolers and toddlers
Free Printable Build a Monkey Craft Template for Kids preschoolers and toddlersFree Printable Black and white Build a Monkey Craft Template for Kids preschoolers and toddlers

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More Fun Animal Crafts:Click and get this free printable cute baby cartoon monkey coloring page! He is simple for preschoolers and toddlers. Adults and big kids would love coloring this monkey sheet too! Print and get yours now! #MonkeyColoring #MonkeyColoringSheet #MonkeyCrafts #SimpleMomProject

No need for paper plates. Just click and print these cute baby monkey mask templates! There's two versions. One in full color and a monkey mask coloring page. These free printable monkey masks are perfect for jungle playtime with your preschool, kindergarten or elementary age kids! #MonkeyMask #MonkeyMaskTemplate #MonkeyMaskColoring #SimpleMomProject

8 thoughts on “Easy Build-a-Monkey Craft for Kids with FREE Template”

  1. Jo-Ann Sybil Manchester

    just love everything you share, i have 7 grandkids and i use and share something from you almost everyday. During the lock down i have printed off your activities for them do. I have my grandsons Safari 1st birthday coming up and these are just amazing . Thank you so much.

  2. I am so excited to do these with my grandsons. It is only the 2nd week in June and the summer is getting long. These are so cute and they are going to love making this.


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