Feel Better Monkey Kids Craft

If you haven’t heard about this awesome Monthly Crafting Book Club then you are missing out. It is such a fun way to get free craft ideas that coincide with your children’s favorite storybooks. This month, I am finally taking part (yay!) and the book is the classic 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed which is a favorite in our house. After reading the book with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor. Don’t miss the other awesome craft ideas from the talented bloggers in the club!

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After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

 

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Materials

Cutting Out Your Monkey Pieces

You may want to do this part for kids who are too young to use scissors. You also may want to make some alongside preschoolers who are just beginning to use scissors. It is great practice for them in tracing and following lines however, they may want the ones you cut out later in the craft.

 

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

Step 1

Draw your monkey onto a piece of paper or print out the free monkey template.

 

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

Step 2

Cut out monkey head and use to trace desired number of monkeys needed onto one of the darker colors of construction paper.

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

Tip:

  • Be sure to trace all of the monkey heads you need during this step or print out a second template. You will be cutting the template up in the next steps.

 

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

Step 3

Cut out your traced monkey heads.

 

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

Step 4

Cut the monkey mouth out of the template.

 

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

Step 5

Trace the monkey mouth onto a contrasting color of construction paper.

Note:

  • You will need one for each monkey you intend to make.

Step 6

Cut out your traced mouths.

 

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

Step 7

Cut out the inner ears of your monkey and trace onto the same color construction paper at your monkey mouths.

 

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

Step 8

Cut out the traced inner ear pieces.

 

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

Step 9

Cut out the eye background from the monkey template. Do not cut around the eyes yet. See the picture above for reference.

 

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

Step 10

On the same color construction paper you used for the mouths and inner ear pieces, trace the eye background. Again, be sure to trace enough time to have one for each monkey.

Step 11

Cut out your traced eye backgrounds.

 

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

Step 12

Next, cut out your monkey eyes. Trace these on a white (or similar color) construction paper.

 

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

Step 13

Cut out your traced monkey eyes.

 

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

Step 14

Cut out the colored part (irises) of your monkey eyes from the eye pieces. (See picture above for reference.)

 

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

Step 15

On the scraps of construction paper left over from cutting out your entire monkey heads in step 3, trace the cut eye pieces. (Again, see picture for reference.)

Step 16

Cut out the trace pieces.

 

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

Assembling Your Feel Better Monkey

This part is appropriate for all ages to participate in. You may want to leave the pictures pulled up on your computer for reference.

 

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

Step 1

Using your glue stick, glue the mouth onto the bottom of your monkey head.

 

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

Step 2

Glue the eye background on your monkey head above the mouth. Leave a small space so that you get the definition between the 2 areas.

 

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

Step 3

Glue your inner ear pieces into the center of your monkey ears.

 

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

Step 4

Glue your eye whites onto the eye background.

Step 5

Glue your colored eye pieces to the bottom eye whites.

 

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

Step 6

Draw on a mouth and nose lines with your Sharpie marker. (Parents may want to do this part.)

 

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

Step 7

Make your monkeys feel better by putting Band-Aids on their boo-boos.

 

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

This is such a fun little craft. Your kids will love playing doctor for their monkeys! It is also a great conversation starter about the importance of listening and more. You can find a free printable list of questions on our VIP page. (Not a member yet? Sign up here!) Take a classic children’s book and turn it into a fun way to reiterate and strengthen good habits and understanding with your kids. Don’t forget to check out the other fun 5 Little Monkeys crafts, too.

After reading the 5 Little Monkeys with your kids, make this fun and easy feel better monkey and let your kids be the doctor!

 

 

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
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  • Thank you so much, Hil! It was a lot of fun to do together 🙂

  • Sherry Nappa

    What a great idea! I’m sure the kids would love to do this. Thanks for sharing!

    • Marie

      Thank you, Sherry!

  • Rachel

    I love the idea of a monthly crafting book club! What a cute idea! And going to try this one, my son loves 5 Little Monkeys!

    • Haha! That was totally my thought when I first came across it. It’s so much fun seeing how everyone interprets the stories. 🙂 Hope your son has fun with this craft!

  • Jessica Hughes

    This is absolutely adorable and original, I love it!

  • Jasmine Almeida

    My kids love this book! I’ll definitely try this craft, thanks for sharing!!

    • Yay! I’d love to hear how it goes!

  • I love this! My daughter is obsessed with putting band-aids on herself, so maybe she’ll put them on a monkey instead. 😉

    • Mine too! I usually stock up on items when they’re on sale and I once found the youngest two with one of the new boxes completely covered in band-aids. I probably would have lost my cool if it hadn’t been so dang cute. Lol!

  • We love playing with band-aids around here! This is such a cute idea! So glad you were able to join in this month!

    • Thanks, Lisa, me too! I can’t wait for June’s!