Toilet Paper Roll Monkey Craft

This adorable toilet paper roll monkey craft is sure to be a hit with your kids! It’s a breeze to make with the free template.

If you’re looking for a fun toilet paper roll craft idea to add to your zoo or jungle theme, you don’t need to look any further.

Toilet Paper Roll Monkey Craft

This is a fun recycled craft to make any time of year. Be sure to download the free template to make this craft super easy to create.

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Do

To get started, gather your supplies and print out the template.

If you’re using the colored version, cut out all of the pieces now.

If you’re using the black and white version, color the pieces and cut them out.

You could also trace the pieces on construction paper and cut them out.

Glue the monkey’s face to the head, the inner ears to the outer ears, and the hands to the end of the arms.

Glue the ears behind the head and the googly eyes onto the face. Then, use markers to draw facial features.

Glue the long strip to the cardboard tube. Wrap it around, and secure the other end.

Now, glue the monkey’s head to the top of the tube. I glue the “chin” so that the head sticks out at the top.

Then, glue the oval piece to the middle part of the toilet paper roll. This is the monkey’s “belly”.

Glue the arms to either side of the cardboard tube. The shoulders should be under the head and the hands will rest on the tummy.

Finally, glue the tail to the back of the toilet paper roll.


Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about monkeys. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

Grumpy Monkey Up All NightCurious George's First Day of SchoolCaps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business


Grumpy Monkey Up All Night – Have you ever stayed up way past your bedtime? Jim Panzee certainly has. Jim is going to a slumber party and there’s LOTS to do. Jim plans on bobbing for mangoes, going termite fishing, and of course staying UP ALL NIGHT!

Curious George’s First Day of School – It’s the first day of school, and Curious George has been invited to Mr. Apple’s class to be a special helper! George is just the right monkey for the job—until he starts to wreak his usual havoc, that is. Red and yellow paint makes orange, yellow and blue makes green . . . and a mixture of all the paint colors makes a big mess

Caps for Sale – This tale of a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth, humor, and simplicity and also teaches children about problem and resolution.


This M is for Monkey printable craft will help your preschoolers act out Five Little Monkeys. 

Set up this Five Little Monkeys felt board, and your kids will enjoy hours of imaginative play!

Kids will love acting out their favorite monkey stories with a fun monkey hand puppet

Monkey Craft Template

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