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Chinese New Year paper plate monkey

It’s been a while since we had fun with a paper plate craft but with Chinese New Year coming up next month I thought it would be a good time to try something new. Did you know that 2016 is the Year of the Monkey? I have my own two little monkeys and we’d never made a monkey craft before – but we have now!

Chinese New Year paper plate monkey

How to make a Chinese New Year paper plate monkey

2 x paper plates
brown paint
googly eyes
black permanent pen
sticky tape

First you need to paint two paper plates with brown paint, then set them aside to dry.

Chinese New Year paper plate monkey

When they are dry take one plate and draw on a mouth and nose and add two googly eyes.

Chinese New Year paper plate monkey

Take the second plate and cut it into two. Take one half and cut it into two again, these are for the ears.

Chinese New Year paper plate monkey

Turn your monkey face over and attach the ears with sticky tape.

Chinese New Year paper plate monkey

There you have a simple Chinese New Year paper plate monkey! This kept my children occupied after school 🙂

Chinese New Year paper plate monkey


You may be interested in some of our other Chinese New Year crafts:

Chinese lantern sun catcher

Finger print Chinese lanterns

Chinese New Year tea light holder

5 Minute fortune cookie for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year paper plate drum

Chinese Year of the Sheep sun catcher


Today I’m taking part in a Chinese New Year blog hop, feel free to visit the other participants:

Chinese New Year blog hop

KiddyCharts shared these wonderful Dragon colouring pages
Kelly’s Classroom shared a brilliant Year of the Monkey Coloring Sheet
Peakle Pie shared a striking Red Monkey Mask
Witty Hoots shared these colourful Chinese New Year Lucky Fish
Kidz Activities shared this awesome Monkey Paper Bag Puppet
Creative World of Varya shared this adorable Year of the Monkey Door Hanger
Mama Smiles shared some favourite Monkey Picture Books
In The Playroom a musical Chinese New Year Shaker Craft
Play & Learn Everyday shared these festive Chinese New Year Mini Lanterns
Simple Fun for Kids shared a great game with Chinese New Year I Spy Game

1 Comment

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    Helen @ Peakle Pie
    February 2, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Cute paper plate monkey! Thank you for sharing and have a Happy New Year!

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