This cheeky monkey is very simple to create and very cute to play with. All you need is a few pipe cleaners and some cardboard scraps. We also made an elephant friend for our pipe cleaner monkey, so they can hang around the jungle together. Your monkey should turn out to be quite small and is therefore very handy for carrying in cars or to keep children entertained on public transport.
Just monkeying around
Time: 30 minutes
2 pipe cleaners
Crayons, pens or paint
Materials for the monkey
Take a small piece of scrap cardboard and cut out one larger (about ten cms) and one smaller (about five cms) circle.
Color (or paint) the circles in brown (or any color you wish).
Stick the arms and legs on
Cut the pipe cleaners in half to create two monkey legs and two monkey arms, then turn the circles over and use some sticky tape to attach the arms and legs.
Attach him to anything
Use some cardboard to attach the head to the body.
Draw on the monkey's eyes and mouth with a pen or texta, then stick on some ears.
Make a friend for your monkey
Your little jungle monkey is ready to attach to any bit of tree, handle or hook around the house or garden. Perhaps he needs a friend? Try making an elephant or an entire monkey family.