A homemade monkey holding a box is a fun gift idea for children. All you need is double-sided cardstock and some inner ears and cheeks. You can use a small foam adhesive square for the inner ears and cheeks. You can also use a wooden spoon handle or pencil to attach the ears and nose.
How to make a monkey holding a box
Creating a homemade monkey holding a box for your child can be a fun gift idea. Start by cutting out two six-inch squares of green construction paper or cardboard from a cereal box. Glue a straw between the two pieces of card stock, which will serve as glue to keep the pieces together. Next, add eyes, ears, and a mouth. Use a small piece of wood or a pencil to glue on the heart and nose.
Once you’ve cut out the two pieces, you can start gluing them to the base of your monkey. You can also glue on the nose and inner ears of the monkey to the coordinating shapes on the base. You can now add the rest of the features to the monkey.
Alternatively, you can use craft foam to create your monkey. You can also make the box with paper or craft foam. Once you’ve assembled the two pieces, glue them to the green construction paper. If you prefer, you can also make the monkeys look like a real one.
Attaching a monkey’s head to a box
If you’re looking for a fun gift idea, consider making a handmade monkey holding box. You’ll need to cut a box into two triangles. One of the triangles will be the body, and the other will be the head. Attach the eyes and nose using foam adhesive paper. Once the head and body are attached, glue on the ears, then glue on the heart.
Next, attach the muzzle and nose to the combined face using the foam adhesive square. Use the other two pieces for the rest of the body. Fold the bottom section of the box along the score lines, and glue the back. Use the same technique to attach the monkey’s tail to the box.
Attaching a monkey’s tail to a box
Start by cutting two 6-inch squares of green construction paper and cereal box cardboard. Place a straw between the two pieces of card stock. This will act as glue and hold the pieces together when dry. Next, glue hearts inside the monkey’s hands. You can also use a wooden spoon handle to glue them onto the box.
After sewing the arms and tail, cut a rectangle of white felt and sew it in place. Repeat this process for the tail. If you’d like a larger tail, cut a second rectangle of white felt and sew or glue it to the other end of the box.
Finding a suitable housemate for a monkey holding a box
When choosing a housemate for your monkey holding a box, it’s important to choose one that won’t interfere with your monkey’s daily activities. Make sure to choose a monkey that’s not too large, nor too small, and is not likely to jump off the box. If you have other pets or small children, a monkey holding a box is not the best choice.