Our pattern of the month is the Monkey! Capuchin monkeys are believed to be one of the smartest New World monkey species. They have the ability to use tools, learn new skills and show various signs of self-awareness. Monkeys also have feelings. They have love, fear and compassion. And some harried parents probably feel their kids are more monkey than human at times.
Fun Facts About monkeys
- Most monkeys have tails
- There are 264 known monkey species
- Groups of monkeys are known as a ‘tribe’, ‘troop’ or ‘mission’
- Monkeys speak their own language and alert each other to danger
- Monkeys live mostly in jungles
- The common foods they eat are fruit, seeds, flowers, eggs, leaves, nuts and small insects including spiders
Upcoming Monkey Craft Activities
In our next blog, we’ll be sharing a few ideas and links for some fun monkey craft activities that we found around the web. We’ll also have a free download pattern for the kids to make their own monkey paper bag puppet. You can also check out our Puppet of the Month Pinterest Board.
Until then, enjoy our free download of a monkey coloring page for the kids to color!
Need a Puppet with a Moving Mouth and Makes Expressions? We’ve got the pattern!
You can buy the Monkey Puppet Sewing Pattern here. It is available as a digital download so you can start sewing immediately. Each pattern has step by step instructions and free video tutorial. In fact you can watch our free tutorial on how to sew the monkey puppet right now! Beginner sewists have complimented us on how easy they found our instructions to follow. We recommend using fleece and felt to make our puppets because these fabrics are readily available from craft stores, inexpensive, washable and easy to sew.
What our customers are saying:
“Pattern is well written and easy to follow.”
“These are awesome looking puppets. I love them!”