Ideas for fun monkey and ape crafts for children are available on the websites DLTK-kids.com, TipJunkie.com and ArtistsHelpingChildren.org. Some popular projects are monkey puppets, masks, hats, origami projects and sock monkeys. Each of these websites have patterns and plans for monkey crafts, as well as puzzles, coloring pages, songs and games.
The monkey crafts on DLTK-kids.com are geared toward very young children, with most projects being appropriate for children as young as 2 or 3 years old. One such simple craft for young children is the "Ape or Monkey Toilet Paper Roll Craft." To make this project, parents print out a template for their child to color, cut out and glue onto an empty cardboard toilet paper tube.
Sock monkeys are a familiar and popular monkey craft, but the sewing involved in making them may be too complex for very young children. TipJunkie.com provides a link to a "Sock Monkey Puppet" project made with brown paper lunch bags. Children cut out a sock monkey face from construction paper and glue it to the bottom of the bag. Kids are then encouraged to use their imagination to create paper outfits to turn their sock monkeys into characters such as a superhero, cheerleader or hula dancer. The bags can be used as puppets, but may also serve as gift bags for a party