Today’s letter in the A-Z of Animals Series is the letter M. M for Monkey!
We made this cute monkey puppet from pipecleaners, so easy, but so cute!
The most common monkey we get here in South Africa is the vervet monkey. These monkeys are not brown though, but a blue-ish grey and in my language we all them “blouapie”, which translates directly to blue monkey. The vervet monkeys are very cheeky and would steal your food from your house(in certain parts of the country), just like that!
I used half for the legs, half for the arms and a whole one for the body plus the tail. I used a ready-made monkey face, but you can make your own from felt, craft foam or cardboard.
The pipecleaners were bent as shown in the picture above and put together as shown below. The coiled part(body) fits around one’s finger to make it into a finger puppet.
I simply stuck the head on top of the body and waited for it to dry before playing with it. Tip: Make five monkeys and sing the song “Five monkeys jumping on the bed”.
Easy least, but fun! One could make all kinds of animals with this method. What will you make?