How to Make a Monkey Paper Bag Puppet

How to Make a Monkey Paper Bag Puppet - Final Picture

Who doesn't love monkeys? We sure do around here. A great way to have fun with monkeys is to make a monkey paper bag puppet. It's easy to make and lots of fun to play with after you are done. Especially if you make other paper bag puppets, such as an elephant paper bag puppet.

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How to Make a Monkey Paper Bag Puppet - Ingredients
What You Need: 
  • Small Paper Bag
  • Construction Paper (brown and tan)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Crayons/Markers
What You Do: 
  1. From the construction paper, cut out shapes of the ears, face and tail. (Click here for the monkey face, ears and tail template or go to the bottom of the instructions.)
  2. Glue the ears to the sides, tail to the back, and face to the top of the bag flap.
  3. Draw eyes, nose, and mouth with a crayon/marker.
  4. Have a puppet show!
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Hi Pearl,You're welcome! I'm glad it makes you think of Curious George. That was the look I was going for. I hope your son likes his puppet.~Tia (Mum)

Hi Mara,

We don't have any specific games. We mostly play "animals" with this and the Elephant Paper Bag Puppet. Max and I just chase each other around. I think with more animals, and as he gets older, we can get more sophisticated and do little shows for his Daddy and Grandparents. 

~Tia (Mum)

Thanks, Carol!

I hope the g-kids enjoy it. smiley

~Tia (Mum)

This is such a fabulous idea! We are hosting my little nieces through the holidays and I need some fun projects like this. Definitely checking out the elephant one too. Thanks!

Thank you, Jennifer! I hope your nieces enjoy the monkey and the elephant.

~Tia (Mum)

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