DLTK's Nursery Rhymes for Kids
Monkey Paper Plate Face or Mask
- paper plate
- something to color with
- OPTIONAL: Paint the paper plate whatever color you want your monkey to be. Kaitlyn painted hers brown.
You will need a large paper plate for this craft. If you don't have
one (I never seem to!), you can take a dinner plate and trace it onto a piece of cardboard
(old cereal boxes).
- Print out the template of choice.
- Color the pieces as appropriate and cut them
- Glue the ears, mouth and eyes onto the paper
- OPTIONAL: TO MAKE A MASK
- instead of gluing on the eyes, you can hold up
the plate to your child's face and make marks where their eyes are.
- Then cut holes so the child can peer through the
- Now use a ribbon attached to either side of the
plate to tie the mask to the child's head
- my preferred option is to attach a popsicle stick
or tongue depressor to the bottom of the mask (make two slits, thread the stick through
and tape to secure). Now they can hold it in front of their face and take it away if
they feel claustrophobic.
- Let the kids pretend to be monkeys jumping on the
bed (throw pillows on the floor to act as the bed).
- instead of gluing on the eyes, you can hold up the plate to your child's face and make marks where their eyes are.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).