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Monkey Faces

You may not be able to tell exactly what these are because the kiddos added their own artistic touch to them. But, we had a lot of fun making these monkey faces. It was simple, we had all the supplies we needed on hand and they loved playing with them afterwards. They especially liked singing/acting out "Monkeys jumping on the bed" and "Monkeys swinging in a tree" songs were a big hit afterwards!

What You Need:
  • A stiff circle (We used a bowl to trace a circle onto a cereal box)
  • A craft stick or plastic spoon (or a real spoon)
  • Glue
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Printer (unless you make your own)
  • Monkey face parts from DLTK
  • Paper


Step 1: This site has lots of fun printouts, but if you do not have a printer make your own. They are pretty simple. Print them out and have them cut and ready. Be sure to cut the eyeball (the smaller circle) out from the printout. I printed them on card stock, so they were stiffer.

Step 2: Create your circle. An empty cereal box worked great. If your kids are old enough, let them help you cut them out. We had a Cheerios box that fit 1 circle perfectly on each side, but we had to use a smaller box for the 3rd circle and so it had a crease in it. I put the crease near the bottom of the mask so the stick will keep that part from bending.

Step 3: Let your little creators color their monkey face parts. This is a great opportunity to talk about faces and where everything belongs on a face.

Step 4: Cut 2 holes in the mask for eyes and 2 slits starting an inch from the bottom for the stick (see picture in Step 5). I held the circle up to their face and put an x with a pencil where their eyes were and then that is where I started my circle for the eyes. The eye cut outs do not have to be pretty.

Step 5: Insert stick and tape on the back of the mask to secure it. You will be weaving the stick through the 2 slits created in Step 4.

Step 6: Glue all the pieces to the mask.

Step 7: Have fun and play monkey games and songs! And do not forget that you can make one for yourself, too!



  1. What kiddo wouldn't love to make these. I know mine would.

  2. Oh your monkeys are brilliant! Makes me want to sing, three monkeys jumping on the bed!!!

    Would love for you to stop by at Kids Get Crafty and link up too? Every Wednesday at Red Ted Art. This week's link is here:http://www.redtedart.com/2010/09/15/kids-craft-the-mona-lisa/

    Hope to "see" you later?



  3. Thank you for stopping by at Kids Get Crafty!! Much appreciated!

    Love the monkeys. They are so cute. My son would love one!

    See you again next week (?)


  4. Very cute! And all kids love playing with masks, don't they? So Easy to change this into different animals too (which is good because I just found out we have an animal dress up day at Kinder in 3 weeks, plenty of time to work on a few masks and make a final decision LOL)

  5. Those are darling and the artistic touches the kids made to them are what makes them fabulous. I love seeing all the little kid scribbles and marks that make each unique. Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree and Show & Tell on ABC & 123: A Learning Cooperative! I hope you'll come back next week and link up again!



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