Ducks 'n a Row: M is for Monkey Preschool Craft

20 February 2015

M is for Monkey Preschool Craft

By Sinea Pies

When planning the Letter M is for Monkey lesson for my preschool class, I was convinced I would find so much material that it would be difficult to decide what I wanted to use. Not! It was shocking to see how much WASN'T on the internet for monkeys. Really? 

So, it presented an opportunity for me to create my own. Of course, when it comes to stories, Curious George fills the bill. We borrowed a DVD from the library with a series of Curious George cartoons on it. We also read Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed! The library has a number of great picture books that tell about monkeys. But I still needed a craft!

Three puppets made by Preschoolers!

Our craft was a puppet.
This lunch-bag puppet is my creation. I found a few ideas online that I kind-of liked but the final product is original. Please feel free to use it. Would love link backs if you blog about it but it is yours to do as you see fit!  

Paper Bag Monkey Puppet

paper lunch bags
Card or cover stock 
glue sticks
Elmer's glue
googly eyes*

  • Print pattern 1 and 2 on card-stock.
  • Color the parts on page #2 before cutting the pieces out.
  • Cut out pieces on both pattern 1 and 2.
  • Using Elmer's glue, attach the head to the foldout part of the paper bag.
  • Glue on the face piece with eyes and then the part with the mouth partially covering it.
  • Glue the arms in between the fold of each side of the bag.
  • Attach the hands to the arms
  • Glue the tail sticking out of the fold.
  • If you prefer googly eyes, glue them on last. There are dots for eyes right on the pattern that also look cute!

Monkey Puppet Pattern #1

Monkey Puppet Pattern #2

  Monkey Books and DVD's

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