So, it presented an opportunity for me to create my own. Of course, when it comes to stories, Curious George fills the bill. We borrowed a DVD from the library with a series of Curious George cartoons on it. We also read Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed! The library has a number of great picture books that tell about monkeys. But I still needed a craft!
Our craft was a puppet.
This lunch-bag puppet is my creation. I found a few ideas online that I kind-of liked but the final product is original. Please feel free to use it.
- Cheetah – Tarzan’s chimpanzee friend
- King Kong – a gorilla; King of the Apes
- Dexter – a capuchin monkey featured in the movie Night at the Museum
- Print pattern 1 and 2 on card-stock.
- Color the parts on page #2 before cutting the pieces out.
- Cut out pieces on both pattern 1 and 2.
- Using Elmer’s glue, attach the head to the foldout part of the paper bag.
- Glue on the face piece with eyes and then the part with the mouth partially covering it.
- Glue the arms in between the fold of each side of the bag.
- Attach the hands to the arms
- Glue the tail sticking out of the fold.
- If you prefer googly eyes, glue them on last. There are dots for eyes right on the pattern that also look cute!