Paper Bag Monkey Puppet (With Free Printable Craft Template)

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Today we have this adorable paper bag monkey puppet craft. It’s a fun and easy way to create a monkey puppet in no time.

paper bag monkey craft

This cute paper bag monkey puppet craft is a fun and simple activity that both parents and kids can enjoy.

With minimal supplies required, it’s an ideal way to keep little hands busy while providing an opportunity to showcase their creativity.

Whether you want to make a storytelling tool, engage in imaginative play or need a safari-themed activity, this adorable monkey puppet is sure to charm everyone.

So get ready to unleash your inner crafter and let the fun begin!


Colored craft paper: We used a few shades of brown plus some pink. Or you could color in the templates using crayons or colored pencils.

Paper bag: And ordinary small lunch sack is what we used.

Monkey craft template: You can grab the free printable at the end of this post.

You’ll also need some craft supplies like

  • Scissors
  • A black marker
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil

How to Make a Monkey Puppet

Start by grabbing and printing out the monkey template. Then pick out a few shades of brown paper along with a bit of pink paper.

Our template includes all the pieces you’ll need to create the monkey including his head and face, the outer and inner ears, his tail, belly, hair and cheeks.

Trace out all the pattern pieces onto the colored paper and cut out.

monkey puppet template pieces

Next, assemble the ears by attaching the inner ear pieces to the out ear pieces, and attach his hair to the top of his head.

Then glue the ears to the top of the monkey’s head on either side of his hair.

Next, attach the face piece to the center of the head piece.

assembling face

Then glue on his eyes and blush, like shown below.

making monkey's face

Then using a black pen or marker to draw a mouth and nose on the monkey.

finished monkey head

Grab you paper bag and measure out a piece of paper to cover the entire front of the bag like shown below.

Attach that piece of paper to the front of the bag, not including the flap part. (The bottom of the bag)

attaching paper to paper bag

Next, attach his tail on either side of him and the belly piece to the center of the front, where the brown paper is.

monkey body

Finally, attach the head to the bottom of the paper bag by flattening it and gluing it down.

monkey puppet

And that’s it. Your monkey puppet is all finished!

paper bag monkey craft
paper bag monkey puppet
paper bag monkey puppet craft

Grab the Free Printable Monkey Template

To grab the free printable monkey template, put your email in the pink box below.

We’ll send the template straight to your inbox.

This is for personal or educational use only, please. Not for commercial use. Thank you!

paper bag monkey craft
Yield: 1 Puppet

Paper Bag Monkey Puppet

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Medium
Estimated Cost: Free

This cute paper bag monkey craft lets you create an adorable little monkey puppet! Grab the free template and whip up your own little monkey.


  • Colored craft paper
  • Monkey puppet template
  • Brown paper bag


  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Black marker or pen


  1. Print out the craft template and cut out all the template pieces.
  2. Trace the pieces onto colored craft paper and cut them out.
  3. Assemble the monkeys head by attaching inner ear pieces to outer ear pieces. Glue hair to the top of the monkey's head.
  4. Attach face piece to center of head, then attach eyes and cheeks.
  5. Draw on nose and mouth.
  6. Cut out and attach a piece of paper big enough to cover the front the paper bag.
  7. Attach tail and tummy piece to monkey.
  8. Attach finished head piece to flap of paper bag, finishing your monkey puppet.
  9. Enjoy!
monkey paper bag craft puppet

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