Party Favor or Interactive Screen Time Aid

5 little monkeys jumping on the bed! I prefer these 5 Little Monkeys Printables for my girls to be acting out this song than jumping on our ridiculously elevated bed. 

These printables are great birthday party favors for themed parties! Just drop one in each treat bag and guests will have something to remember your child’s party by. If you’d like custom monkeys to match the theme of your child’s party let me know so I can add that service to the options below. 

There are two free ready-made versions of the printable available for download at the bottom of this page. One version is for a full paper doll with moveable limbs, called Fully Moveable Monkeys. The limbs in this one are not attached but are separated so you can connect them with brads. Each printable has all 5 monkeys.

The second 5 Little Monkeys Printables are safer for younger children who may still find small brads very edible looking. This one is labeled Non-Moving Monkeys.

These monkeys are a great way to get your child involved in their nursery rhymes or favorite show.

You can build these any way you want, but if you need any guidance, check out the step by step instructions below.

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Assembly Instructions for the Fully Moveable 5 Little Monkey Printables

5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Supplies

Supplies

  • You’ll need the 5 Little Monkeys Printables. You can either print it on cardstock or print it on regular paper. I recommend cardstock as it will ensure the dolls are more resilient for playing. I prefer to print my stuff at FedEx because of the quality of the laser prints and their printers can handle the thicker paper better than my wimpy home printer.
  • You’ll need mini brads to connect the limbs of the monkeys.
  • Jumbo popsicle sticks.
  • White Glue or Hot Glue
  • 1/16th Hole Punch (or you can use a hammer and nail if you prefer low-tech).

 Arm Assembly

  • Cut out the monkey’s body. Keep track of the lettering on the body so you know where to place the limbs.
  • Using the 1/16th hole punch, punch out holes at the shoulders (A and B). Center the hole roughly a 1/8th of an inch from the edge of the paper. You need enough space to keep the brad from ripping the paper.
  • Find the arm that has the letter A above it and C below it. Cut it out.
  • Punch holes at both ends of the arm centered a 1/8th of an inch from each end.
  • Match the A end of the arm with the A shoulder on the body of the monkey. Layer the arm beneath the shoulder so that the monkey’s shirt is in the forefront and visible.
5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
  • Line up the holes,  place a brad in the hole. Make sure the brad head is on the front side while the clasp is on the blank backside.  Spread the clasp loosely–enough to keep it in place but loose enough to let the arm swing. Dancing monkeys require loose feet :).
  • Now find the small arm piece with the letter C  above it and the letter E below it.  Cut it out.
  • Punch holes at both ends of the small arm piece with the hole centered a 1/8th of an inch from each end.
  • Match the C end of the larger arm piece with the C  end of the smaller arm piece. Layer the large arm piece beneath the small arm piece so that the small arm piece is in the forefront.
  • Line up the holes,  place a brad in the hole. Make sure the brad head is on the front side while the clasp is on the blank backside.

    Hand Assembly

  • Find the hand with the letter E below it. Cut it out.
  •  Punch a hole in the wrist area of the hand, centered between the three edges of the paper.
  • Match the E end of the small arm piece with the wrist on the E hand. Layer the small arm piece over the wrist so that the small arm piece is at the forefront.
  • Line up the holes, place a brad in the hole. Secure the clasps.
  • Repeat steps  2-14 using the large arm piece labeled B and D, the small arm piece labeled D and F, and the hand-labeled F.

    Leg Assembly

  • On the monkey’s body punch a hole in the center of the leg side G.
  • Cut out the large leg piece with a G above it and I below it.
  • Punch holes at both ends of the large leg piece.  Center the hole a 1/8th of an inch from each end.
  • Match the G on the large leg piece with the G on the leg area on the body. Layer the large leg piece under the leg area of the body so that the leg is in the forefront.
  • Line up the holes, place a brad in the hole. Secure the clasps.
  • Cut out the small leg piece with I above it and K below it.
  • Punch holes at both ends of the small leg piece.  Center the hole a 1/8th of an inch from each end.
  • Match the I end of the larger leg piece with the I end of the smaller leg piece. Layer the small leg piece beneath the large leg piece so that the small leg piece is in the forefront.
  • Line up the holes, place a brad in the hole. Secure the clasps.

Foot Assembly

  • Find the foot with the letter K above it. Cut it out.
  • Punch a hole in the ankle area of the foot.
  • Match the K end of the small leg piece with the K on the ankle. Layer the small leg piece over the ankle so that the small leg piece is at the forefront.
  • Line up the holes, place a brad in the hole. Secure the clasps.
  • Repeat steps  16-28 using the large leg piece labeled H and J, the small leg piece labeled J and L, and the foot labeled L.
  • Using either white glue, hot glue, or tape, secure the large popsicle stick to the back of the monkey, centering it on the monkey’s body.

Back of Dancing Monkey

Construction Instructions for Non-Moveable 5 Little Monkeys Printables

Supplies
  1. You’ll need the Non-Moveable 5 Little Monkeys Printables. You can either print it on cardstock or print it on regular paper.
  2. Jumbo popsicle sticks.
  3. White Glue or Hot Glue

Assembly

  1. Cut out a monkey.
  2. Flip the monkey onto its face.
  3. Glue a jumbo popsicle stick in the center of the back of the monkey.

Tada! That’s it! Enjoy the dancing monkeys!

 

Coming soon! Customizable monkeys for your child’s party!

Do you want custom colors for your monkeys to match your child’s party theme? Let me know through the contact us page. Hosting a virtual party? Want to send the guests their favors? Let me know that you want this service. 

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Katie

Hi! I’m Katie. I’m a mom with two toddlers born 14 months apart. Growing Up Goddesses is about empowering toddlers and parents with educational printables, activities, and articles.
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