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The Most Adorable Monkey Paper Puppet with Free Template!

This adorable monkey paper puppet is quick to come together with the free printable template. Make some puppets and let the kids monkey around! Le’ts get started – you only need construction paper.

Make this monkey paper puppet for kids using the free printable template

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Monkey Paper Puppet – He Will Bring the Smiles!

We limit screen time in our house, but like many homes, we are often met with resistance. Handmade toys the kids make themselves are one of the easiest ways to avoid any arguments.

We made a few puppets this week after school and I thought I’d share them with you. I’ve included templates so the fun can be shared by all ages!

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Supplies for Easy Paper Puppets

This is the perfect rainy day craft or even a playdate craft because it’s almost ALL construction paper. We love using simple supplies for our kid’s crafts!

If you need one, learn how to set up an inexpensive kid’s craft station. All you need for this project, however, is:

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Instructions for the Free Paper Puppet Template

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Yield: 1 paper monkey puppet

The Most Adorable Monkey Paper Puppet with Free Template!

The Most Adorable Monkey Paper Puppet with Free Template!

This adorable monkey paper puppet is quick to come together with the free printable template. Make some puppets and let the kids monkey around!

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1

Materials

  • Construction Paper (this is our favorite because we craft a LOT)
  • brown, full sheet
  • scraps of yellow, pink, black, and white
  • Black marker, scissors, glue stick, and tape
  • Monkey Paper Puppet Template (ears, mouth, tail, and eyes)

Instructions

  1. Fold a brown piece of construction paper in thirds, lengthwise. Cut off one section.
  2. Fold the larger section in half widthwise and then again lengthwise. Fold back (from the middle) the top section to form the head and then follow with the bottom section to form the mouth. Secure the open side with tape.
  3. Cut out the template, trace to corresponding construction paper, and cut out. Affix the inside of the ears and combine the eyepieces.
  4. Attach all of the template pieces (use the tabs for the ears to hold the glue and affix). Fold over a small piece of the tail and affix it to the bottom of the puppet (under the mouth section).

Did you make this?

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Over to You

These monkey paper puppets are so easy to come together, you’ll want to make TONS. Stay tuned for more animal paper puppets – we’ll be sharing the adorable tiger and an inquisitive elephant very soon.

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Make this adorable monkey paper puppet for kids using this free printable template. They are so stinking cute! #monkey #papercraft #puppet #paperpuppets #safari #party #rufflesandrainboots

Marie

Wednesday 25th of March 2020

Thank you for your fun craft idea! I am going to do this with my 2 and 5 year old. I am the children's book author of 99 Monkeys on a Bus and blog owner of After School Club ideas and posted about your craft on my blog!

Sarah Nenni-Daher

Thursday 26th of March 2020

Wow, thank you so much, Marie, for including our little monkey craft. I'll have to check out your book - my daughter LOVES monkeys.

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